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The Black Book of TaymouthJ 
With Other Papers From the 
'Breadalbane Charter Room 

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The Bowhous Bwik beginand anno 1582, 265 

Compt off the Bowhoussis beginnand the yeir of God 1594, . . 268 

Expenss of Housald, 1590-1626, 300 

Inventaris of Plenissing, 1598-1640, ... 319 

The Actis of the Laird of Glenurquhay his Courtis 1621-1642, . . 352 

Rollis of Able Men with their Armis, 1638, 391 

Feu Charteris and Takis, 1550-1703, ... 405 



KILCHURN CASTLE. The Castle from an Etching of JOHN CLERK of Eldin, 1777. The 
Scenery from a Sketch made on the spot, by HORATIO M'CCLLOCH, U.S.A. Engraved by 

SIR DUNCAN CAMPBELL, the Seventh Laird of Glenurquhay, from an Original Picture 
in the Breadalbane Apartments, Holyrood, Etched by WILLIAM FORREST, .... Pref. p. iv 

Lithographed by W. H. LIZARS, Edinburgh. 


2. SIR COLENE CAMPBELL, First Laird, . 

3. SIR DUNCAN CAMPBELL, Second Laird, 

4. SIR COLENE CAMPBELL, Third Laird, . 

5. SIR DUNCAN CAMPBELL, Fourth Laird, 

6. SIR JOHN CAMPBELL, Fifth Laird, 

7. SIR COLENE CAMPBELL, Sixth Laird, . 

8. SIR DUNCAN CAMPBELL, Seventh Laird, 

9. SIR COLENE CAMPBELL, Eighth Laird, 




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THE materials of the present volume, all taken from the charter-room at 
Taymouth, have been selected more with the view of illustrating the antiquities 
of the Central Highlands, and the modes of life and thought of their inhabitants 
in the old time, than for any purpose of public national history, or for the 
genealogy and antiquities of the family of Breadalbane. But that family 
having so long borne sway in the district, their personal affairs are to some 
extent mixed up with all local history ; and a general acquaintance with the 
early descents of the house of Glenurchy is necessary for the full understanding 
of the materials now brought together. It is here supplied by the first article 
of our collection. 

The " BLACK BOOK OF TAYMOUTH," has been long known and used as an autfe Booh of 
authority in the Highlands. It is now for the first time printed from the 
MS. of its author, Master William Bowie, who seems to have discharged the 
double duty of family notary and pedagogue to the grandsons of Sir Duncan 
Campbell, the seventh laird of Glenurchy. He dedicates his work to his 
patron, in the month of June 1598, and though he lived to add some matter 
of subsequent date, the conclusion, coming down to 1648, seems written by 
a different hand. His chief object was to record the successive acquisitions of 
property. In his Latin verses, he instils the virtuous maxim 

. . . dominum haud nobilitat domus, 
Antiquissima quanquam et celeberrima ; 


while in native Scotch he admonishes the posterity of the house of G-lenurchy 
to follow the footsteps of their ancestors, and as their chief duty 

" Conques or keip thingis conquest." 1 

Bowie's narrative of the descent of the family has the advantage of being 
founded, in all material parts, on charters and written evidence in the charter- 
room, to which from his employment he had access. He only alludes to the 
origin of the race and its first settlement on Loch Awe, and then passes at 
once to Sir Colin of Glenurchy, the second son of the Lord of Loch Awe, 
who, on 20th October 1432, had a charter from his father of the territory of 
Glenurchy, and by the second of two illustrious marriages acquired the third 
of the great lordship of Lorn. Master William Bowie must have taken pride 
in recording his conquests, as well as his building of the Castle of Inverary 
for his nephew the first Earl of Argyll, and the Castle of Ilankeilquhirn, long 
the chief strength of his own descendants. 2 He built also the Tower of 
Strathfillane, and the barbican wall of the Isle of Loch Tay, whence the Nuns, 
who had given shelter and a grave to Queen Sibilla, had been ejected long before. 
The last two seem to mark the intention thus early, if not rather the natural ten 
dency, of the younger of the great families of Campbell to withdraw from 
under the shadow of the elder house. That Sir Colin was a Knight of Rhodes, 
and was " three sundry times at Borne," we must receive on our chronicler's 
testimony, unless it may be thought to have some support from the popular 
pedigrees of the Campbells, where Sir Colin is styled " Colin duibh na Roimh," 
black Colin of Rome, and from the family tradition recorded in the very 
curious Inventory of lieirship moveables, made up in Sir Robert's time, 
where, among the jewels of the house, we find " ane stone of the quantitye of 

1 To "conqueis" is to acquire. In law of Eldin, touched in China ink by himself, 
language we still speak of property of which shews the Castle a good deal more 
conquest, distinguished from that in- entire than at present, and its " island " 
herited. quite surrounded by the Lake. Mr. H. 

2 The view of Kilchurn, prefixed to this M'Culloch sketched the surrounding scenerv 
. Volume, is from an etching of John Clerk on the spot for this plate. 



half a hen's eg set in silver, being flatt at the ane end and round at the uther 
end lyke a peir, whilk Sir Coline Campbell first laird of Glenurchy woir when 
he fought in battell at the Rhodes agaynst the Turks, he being one of the 
knychtis of the Rhodes." * 

Sir Duncane, the second laird, acquired land by precarious titles all round 
Loch Tay, and as if destining that to be the future centre of the family 
possessions, while he built " the laich hall " of Kilchurn, he " bygit the great 
hall, chapel, and chambers in the Isle of Loch Tay." Sir Duncane was slain 
at Flodden with his cousin the Earl, and buried with him at Kilmun, " because 
in the foresaid field they died valiantlj together." 2 

Of Sir Colin the third and Duncan the fourth laird, their historian 
chronicles little more than that the former built the Chapel of the Blessed 
Virgin of Finlarg, " to be ane buriall for himself and his posteritie," and that 
both kept all things left to them by their worthy predecessors. 

John and Colin, the fifth and sixth lairds, were brothers of Duncan the 
fourth. Colin, though inheriting after two brothers, was thirty-three years in 
possession, and falling in the time of dilapidation of church lands, had time 
and means to convert the "tack" of many lands of Breadalbane, held of 
the Charter-house of Perth and of the Crown, into a secure feu-tenure, and 
to conqueis many other lands in Perthshire and a town lodging in the county 
town. He built the Castle of Balloch, where the house of Tay mouth now 
stands, 3 and he added the four kernils, (corner towers,) and the north chambers, 
to the hereditary mansion of Kilchurn. Mr. Bowie celebrates him as " a great 

1 The jewel so particularly described as 
the amulet worn in battle by the Knight of 
the Cross, would seem to have been used as 
a charm for more homely purposes after 
wards ; and one agreeing marvellously with 
its description is still at Taymouth, though 
it has not remained continuously in the 
family custody. 

3 " Duncan M'Callein an dygriddir," Dun 
can, the son of Colin the good knight, is the 

subject, as well as apparently the author, of 
some Gaelic verses, preserved in "the collec 
tion of Dean M'Gregor, now in the Advo 
cates' Library, a collection which must be 
studied whenever the antiquities of Gaelic 
literature are to be honestly illustrated. 

3 Part of Sir Colin's work still remains at 
Taymouth, and some of the escutcheons of 
arms with which he ornamented his house, 
are still preserved at one of the Park Gates. 


Justiciar all his time," in that he caused execute many notable limmers, 1 
(not the least notable being that " Duncan Laideus," whose story will come 
afterwards,) and even the Laird of M'Gregor himself, that is, Gregor Koy of 
Glensthrae, who was beheaded with much solemnity on the green of Kenmore. 
The seventh laird, Sir Duncan, our author's patron, is a person on whose 
history we dwell with more pleasure. Bowie records a glorious list of conquests of 
lands and church possessions, and the provisions he bestowed on his children, 
legitimate and illegitimate. But we have interest of another kind in Black 
Duncan Donacha dim na curich, as he is called from the cowl in which he 
is represented in his picture at Taymouth. He was, if not the first of 
Scotchmen, the very foremost of Highland proprietors, to turn his atten 
tion to the rural improvement of his country. His predecessors had indeed 
built rude dwellings and places of defence, round which time and decay 
have thrown a picturesqueness little thought of in their erection. But we 
find no signs of these earlier lords appreciating their beautiful country, or 
trying to increase its comforts or its productiveness. It cannot be said that 
Sir Duncan himself had taste for the picturesque, but he knew the profit as 
well as the beauty that might accrue from clothing the hill-side with timber 
and securing shelter round his mansion. He had some feeling for art also. 
He built the Castle of Finlarg and ornamented its chapel " with pavement 
and painterie." He built the tower of Achalladour, repaired Ilankeilchurn, 
built the house of Lochdochart, a great house at Barcaldine in Benderloch, 
(between Loch Etive and Loch Criran,) defended the grounds of Balloch 
against the river by a great embankment. He built or repaired the Church 
of Glenurchy, and built a bridge over the water of Lochy, " to the great 
contentment and weal of the country." He wa,s enterprising enough to travel 
abroad and passed to the courts of England and France, and in 1602, thought 
good to take a view of Flanders and of the wars. He took measures for 
enforcing an old Scotch law which enjoined the planting of a few trees about 
every tenant's and cottar's dwelling, and on the greater scale which became 
the landlord, he "caused make parks in Balloch, Finlarg, Glenloquhay, and 

1 Thieves. 


Glenurquhay, and caused sow acorns and seed of fir therein, and planted in 
the same young fir and birch." He seems to have imitated his cousin, 
William Earl of Gowrie, 1 in introducing trees of foreign growth, and tradition 
points to him as the planter of the venerable chestnut and walnut trees at 
Finlarg and Taymouth. He was probably the first of Scotchmen who brought 
in fallow deer, for our chronicler tells us that in 1614 he took a lease of the 
Isle of Inchesaile from the Earl of Argyll, and in 1615 " put fallow deir and 
cunnyngis " therein. In another department of rural policy, it is not so cer 
tain that he was first, but it is of him that we have the first evidence, in 
connexion with the rearing of horses. In one bloody foray the M'Gregors slew 
forty of Sir Duncan's brood mares in the Cosche of Glenurchy, and at the 
same time a blood horse, "ane fair cursour sent to him from the Prince out 
of London." 2 The horse had come to an untimely end even before his royal 
master was taken away, but the stud went on increasing under the careful 
eye and vigorous management of Black Duncan. 

Sir Duncan may be thought to have inherited some of these tastes through 
his mother, a daughter of the accomplished and unfortunate house of Gowrie. 
I have found only one of her books in the library. It is a copy of Sleidan's 
Chronicle, London, 1560. On a fly-leaf she has written This buke pertenis 
to Catherine Euthven Lady of Glenurquhay. 

1 When the Earl of Gowrie was pressed 
by Home of Godscroft to join in the second 
conspiracy, for which he eventually suffered, 
"looking very pitifully upon his gallerie," 
says Godscroft, " where wee were walking 
at that time, which he had but newly built 
and decorated with pictures, he brake out 
into these words, having first fetched a deep 
sigh ' Cousin,' says he, ' is there no re- 
niedie 1 Impius hcec tarn culta novalia 
miles habebit ! Barbarus has segetes I ' " 
(Godscroft, Edit. 1644, p. 377.) Upon a 
scrap of paper on which, while in prison, 
he had noted down some pleas to be ad 

dressed to his judges, we find written 
"What pitie it wer to take me from my 
parks and policie !" He was an extensive 
planter, for that age, and particularly fond 
of the Spanish chestnut and walnut. 

2 We know something of this " fair cur- 
sour." The Knight of Glenurchy had pre 
sented the Prince (Henry, son of James 
VI.) with some eagles with which he had 
had good sport, and in return the prince 
sent him " a horse to be a stallon, one of 
the best in his stable," with a hope that 
when he came to Scotland seven years 
hence, he should get some of his breed. 


We have abundant evidence that the seventh laird was a man of affairs, 
and well maintained his place in that age of unscrupulous politicians. In his 
own territories, castles, and family, he practised a very vigorous personal control 
and the most methodical administration. The estate books and books of house 
hold accounts and inventories kept under his direction give us the earliest 
picture we have of the life of a great Highland lord. 

It is not so easy to imagine the rough chieftain cultivating literature : 
yet, grim as he stands in the picture opposite, 1 the black Duncan had a taste 
for books, read history and romance, and is not quite free from the suspicion 
of having dabbled in verse himself. Several of his books are still preserved 
at Taymouth, where the frequent inscriptions in his own hand shew he 
took pleasure in them ; and we must remember that book collecting was 
not yet a fashion. One of his favourites, in which he evidently much de 
lighted, was " The Buike of King Alexander the Conqueroure," a ponderous 
romance in MS. 2 Some original verses, mostly moral and religious, written 
on the blank leaves of his books, would be worth preserving, if it were possible 
more satisfactorily to establish their authorship. 

The influence of Sir Duncan Campbell extended over an unusual length 
of time. He was forty-eight years lord of the family estates, and was eighty- 
six years old when he died in 1631. 

The next generation carries us a long step forward in civilisation. Sir 
Colin, the eighth laird of Glenurchy, was as fond of repairing and extending 
his family castles as his father had been. Moreover, he gave in to the new 
luxuries of rich furniture and hangings of silk and tapestry, in which England 
was then shewing its wealth. His chronicler records his expenses in Arras 
hangings, silk beds, and damask " napery," brought out of West Flanders. 

1 From the original picture in the Bread- parently transcribed for Sir Duncan, who 
albane apartments at Holyrood. has written his name repeatedly in one of 

2 This, which has never been printed, is a them, with the dates 1579, 1581, 1582. 
translation of the great French ROMAN The other copy contains at the end Duncan 
U'ALEXANDRE, executed by Sir Gilbert Hay, Laideus's testament, which will be men- 
c. 1430, and extends to about 20,000 lines. tioned hereafter. 

Two copies are at Taymouth ; both ap- 

Et che dby WTorrest 

E A Kfl (FIB [E HE, 





We learn, by his books still preserved, that he was not only a Latin scholar, 
but fond of French and Italian literature. 1 Contemporary portraits are found 
of Sir Duncan, but Sir Colin is the first of the family who employed artists to 
paint pictures as ornaments for his house. He " bestowit and gave to ane 
Germane painter, whom he enterteinit in his house aucht moneth . . . the 
soume of ane thousand pundis." The name of the German artist is not found, 
nor is it of much interest to ascertain who painted the " threttie broads" and 
portraits from fancy which still cover some of the walls at Taymouth. Sir 
Colin could appreciate the more delicate pencil of an artist of his own country. 
It is to his taste that we owe the largest collection, and perhaps the best works 
of the pencil of the first of Scotch painters, Jamesone. The notice of Bowie, 
and the letters of Jamesone himself, shew the rapidity of the artist's work and 
the prices he received for his pictures. He undertakes to paint sixteen pictures 
between July and the end of September, and he informs his patron that his 
ordinary price is twenty merks for a half length, or twenty pounds, with a 
double gilt muller (frame). These letters also serve to prove that Jamesone 
was working at Taymouth while Bowie or his continuator was writing the 
" Black Book," and it does not seem unreasonable to conjecture that the fanci 
ful and often grotesque portraits that are found in it are from the ready pencil 
of one accustomed to paint imaginary portraits, and actually engaged at the 
time in ornamenting the family tree of the house of Breadalbane. The por 
trait of Sir Colin, Jamesone's patron, is more careful than the rest, and is 
evidently a characteristic likeness. 2 

1 He was iu the habit of writing on his 
books those pithy Italian and Latin apoph 
thegms then so much admired. The sen 
tences of Italian seem chiefly to be taken 
from a little collection, entitled " Oracoli 
politici cioe sentenze et document! nobili 
et illustri," printed by Aldus, 1590, a copy 
of which, marked with his initials, is pre 
served at Taymouth. 

2 The large family tree ornamented with 
portraits, in the south-west tower at Tay 

mouth, is inscribed " The Genealogie of the 
hous of Glenurquhie, quhairof is dtscendit 
sundrie nobili and worthie housis, 1635. 
O. Jameson faciebat." Sir Duncan of 
Lochow, the great ancestor of the family, is 
in a red plaid and kilt, with a shirt of mail, 
short checked hose, and bare knees. The 
other pictures of Jamesone's I have observed 
at Taymouth are 

Johne, Loird Leslie, 1633. 

Thomas, Lord of Binning, 1636. 


If Master William Bowie lived to write the memoir of Sir Kobert, the 
ninth laird of Glenurchy, it must have caused him much grief. The house 
of Breadalbane had fallen upon evil times. Public events and family expenses 
combined to bear it down, and the Notary's last pages record the legal steps 
taken by numerous creditors against the unhappy Sir Eobert. It is a pity the 
old man could not have lived to see the family restored in fortune and increased 
in honours in the next generation, in the person of his pupil. 

TUB CHRONICLE The second article of the volume has been named " THE CHRONICLE OF 

FORTIRGALL/' on presumptions afforded by the MS. It is a small 4to book of 
paper, much decayed and imperfect, giving no name of the compiler or writer. 
The first part of its contents are almost identical with a chronicle already 
known and published as Dean McGregor's Chronicle. The author (a person 
vhom we reverence as the sole early collector of Highland poetry) was James 
M'Gregor, Dean of Lismore, and Vicar of Fortirgall. The present compilation 
notices the death of the Dean himself, which took place in 1551, and brings the 
record of events considerably lower. We gather from its contents that the writer 
was a McGregor, acknowledging M'Gregor of Glensthrae for his chief; that he was 
a priest, and "said his first mass" at Whitsunday 1531 ; that he came to the 
Cure of Fortirgall at Beltane 1532 ; and that he spent the remainder of his life 
in that neighbourhood. He records chiefly the obits and funerals of Fortirgall 
and Inchaddin, though mixed with such as interested him of the passing events 
of the Highlands, and of the public affairs of the country. He records that he 
began to sow oats in the Borllin of Fortirgall on 23d March of each of the years 
1575 and 1576 ; and the last entry of his journal is dated 25th April 1579. 
But though the period of his record is, all things considered, the most 

James, Marques of Hamilton, 1636. Johne, Lord Naper, 1637. 

Anna, Marquessa of Hamilton, 1636. Johne, Earl of Mar, 1637. 

Wiliame, Earl Marischal, 1637. Loird of Lawden, 1637. 

Johne, Earl of Kingorn, 1637. A sketch by this artist of a girl with a 

Sir Robert Campbell, 1641 (two pictures). goldfinch has no name. It is marked 

Sir John Campbell, 1642 (two pictures). " JEtatis suze, 1641." 

William, Erie of Aeirth, 1637. 


interesting and important of Scotch history, there is no comment on public 
events, and nothing that is new to the student of history. Within the space 
of two leaves, the deaths of Kizzio, of Darnley, of Murray, of Archbishop 
Hamilton, are noted ; without any new circumstances, and with a remarkable 
avoidance of any expression of feeling. Somewhat more is elicited by the 
murder or death of some good neighbour or friend of the chronicler, when he 
deals a short eulogium, " bonus fait" or especially if he can say " non fuit 
avarus" or " Deus diligit hilarem datoreni," concluding with a " requiescat in 
pace" or " Deus propitietur." 

Perhaps it was necessary caution that prevented him from denouncing 
more openly the Reformation, to which he was no friend. 1558, says he, fuit 
principium novce legis hereticorum. In 1559, he records that the summer 
before, the great steugh came in Scotland against the faith that our progeni 
tors had long time afore that. That same summer (1559) " the Charter-house 
(of Perth) was destroyed, Scone burnt, mekil trouble in Scotland. None 
durst say mass nor sacrament in the old fashion." He notes the death of one 
who was "firmus in fide catholica" and of several who died in lege Lutherana, 
or who " renounced the law and the sacraments," leaving no doubt of his own 
principles ; yet he occasionally bestows an orate pro anima even upon one of 
these heretics ; and he records with equal impassiveness the day of St. Bartho 
lomew in France, " the Papetis in France slew and murdreist in the nicht 
mony men and women of the congregation ;" and the death of John Hamil 
ton, " the said bissop was tayne and justifeit and hangit in Strywelyn." 

Perhaps the part of the Chroniole of the Curate of Fortirgall which may 
prove most useful, is his record of the weather, of good and bad seasons, and 
of the consequent fluctuation of the prices of victuals. The first noticed by him 
is 1554, when there was frost and snow "whiles" before Andersmas, (30th 
November,) and continued frost from 13th December, and great snow from 
Yule day at even, and every day from thenceforth more and more without 
any thaw till the 17th of January. " It was the greatest snow and storm that 
was seen in memory of man living that time. Many wild horses and mares, 
kye, sheep, goats, perished and died for want of food in the mountains, and in 
all other parts ; and though partial thaw came on 17th January, it began then 


to snow and freeze till the 22d day of February, on which day men and women 
might well pass on the ice of Lyon in sundry places, and little tilth till the 
26th day of February, and but in layth (sheltered) places." 

The winter of 1561-62, there " was mekle snow in all parts, and many 
deer and roes slaine." The summer of 1563 he commemorates as " right dear ; 
viz., the boll of meal 5 merks." In the following summer there was " mekle 
rain continually, but good cheap of victuals in all parts." The boll of meal 
which had been as high as 5 merks (3, 6s. 8d.) the preceding year, sold for 
eighteen shillings, and malt for twenty-eight shillings. 

" The summer of 1570 right good, and all victuals good cheap, but the 
winter and Lentron quarter following evil weather, many sheep and goats 
died through scarcity of fodder. In the spring of 1571-2, from 15th January 
till the 22d March great frost, so that no ploughs went till eight days thereafter, 
and men might well pass and repass on the ice of Lyon the 3d day of March." 
But the following winter struck the chronicler of Fortirgall as more than 
usually severe. " The 22d day of February there came after noon a great storm, 
and snow and hail and wind, that no man nor beast might lift up their heads, 
nor walk nor ride, and many beasts perished without in that storm, and many 
men and women perished in sundry places ; and all kinds of victual right dear, 
and that because no mills might grind for the frost. All corn came to the 
Mill of Dunkeld out of St. Johnstoun (Perth) betwixt that and Dunkeld, and 
all other bounds about far and near. The meal gave that time in St. John 
stoun, 43 shillings, the malt 34 shillings ; and before St. Patrick's day (17th 
March) the meal was 25s. 8d., and the malt for 30 shillings." 

Many other notices of the weather occur, which are always valuable when 
made at the time and by an eye-witness ; and many instances are given of that 
fluctuation of prices which in times of little foreign trade was ever and anon 
reducing the people at one plunge from plenty to starvation. 

Some liberties have been used in printing this little chronicle. The 
entries which in the original stand very promiscuously, have been arranged 
according to the order of date. A list of Scotch Kings 1 from Boece, 

1 P. 20 of MS. 



has been omitted. A few memoranda and notes, moral precepts, medical 
recipes scribbled on blank pages of the original, have been here collected 
at the end, that nothing might be omitted which may be thought to show the 
modes of acting, of thinking, and even of idling, in the time and country which 
are the subject of our collection. All that has been attempted with regard to 
the language, is to print literally as the writer wrote. Probably his native 
and familiar tongue was Gaelic, and in it he may be correct, but his Latin is 
very peculiar, and even in Scotch, which was not bound by very strict rules of 
spelling, the curate of Fortirgall takes unusual latitude. 

saw it at Taymouth in September 1769, and communicated it to Warton, who 
speaks of it as " an anonymous Scotch poem which contains capital touches of 
satirical humour not inferior to those of Dunbar and Lyndesay." 1 He inclines 
to think the hero and supposed speaker of the poem altogether an imaginary 
personage, a mere type of the Highland freebooter. 

The verses are written on the blank leaves at the end of one of the copies 
of the Komance of Alexander, but in a different hand from it. They are 
unfortunately anonymous, and we have no clue to enable us to conjecture the 
author. It was a mistake, however, to suppose that the subject of the poem, 
the person in whose mouth the satire is put, was an imaginary person. Dun 
can M'Gregor, called Laidus or Laudasach, was but too well known in Bread- 
albane and the Highlands for half a century, although the documents and 
records by which his history is vouched are of the end of it. 

1 History of English Poetry, p. 482, Edit. 
1840. Though so accomplished an Eng 
lish scholar, Warton was hardly able to 
appreciate the language of Duncan Lai- 
deus. His explanatory notes of the few 
verses which he quotes are very bad. 
" Barne tyme," a family of children, Anglo- 
Saxon beam team, he renders " harvest." 
" Rig," a ridge of ploughed land, he makes 

"Rick." "Quart," he calls an English 
gallon ; I know not why. " Into deid," which 
means merely " indeed," he reads " unto 
death." " Allege," which the context ought 
to have shown him stands for " legate " or 
"bequeath," he translates "give, assign." 
"Sessioun," he makes " Parliament," a sense 
it never bore in Scotland. Here it means 
the Court of Session : &c. &c. 



He must have been of some standing in the proscribed but powerful clan, 
although his daring character may have helped as much as his cousinship to 
place him in the office of tutor of the young Chief of M'Gregor. His chro 
nicler informs us that in his youth he led the life of all his clan, the life of 
the Arab robber, or the wolf on whose head a price is set. Hunted " through 
Lome, Argyll, Menteith, and Breadalbane," he retired to the wilds of Lochaber, 
where he hoped to find shelter with Lochiel ; but the Earl of Argyll having 
pursued him hotly, he doubled back to Breadalbane, where he was taken and 
thrown into prison by Sir Duncan Campbell, the second Laird of Grlenurchy. 
He escaped, and made himself strong with many followers in the confusion that 
followed the Field of Flodden, where the Knight of Glenurchy was slain, with 
his cousin of Argyll and their royal master. From this period (1513) till his 
death, he was the terror of the Highlands. Of the injuries he suffered person 
ally, or the wrongs he may have had to avenge, we know little. The story is 
told- by the other party. His last exploits we must take from the formal nar 
rative of the public prosecutor. On the 26th November 1551, the Queen's 
Advocate set forth that " Duncan Laudes and G-regour his sone recently, namely 
upoun Sounday the 22d day of November instant, at sex houris at evin under 
silence of nycht, be way of hamesukin cam to the hous of Alaster Owir alias 
M'Gregour servand to Colyne Campbell of Glenurquhay of the landis of Moreis 
and be force tuke him furth of his said hous and be way of murthure straik 
him with quhingearis and crewellie slew him and spulzeit and tuke fra him 
his purs and in it the soume of fourty poundis ; and incontinent thireftir past 
to the landis of Killing to the hous of ane pure man callit Johnne M'Bayne 
Pipare and thair assegit the said hous and brak the durris thairof and be force 
tuke the said Johnne furth of the samin and straik his heid fra his body and 
crewellie slew him and gaif him divers uther straikis with quhingearis in his 
body," &c. For this murder on his " awin natioun," as his historian tells us, 
he and his son were charged 1 and " put to the home ;" which they treated with 
derision. And the common process of law was not likely to be otherwise 
treated by such as Duncan. Here, however, it was enforced by others than 

1 The charge was executed at the Market Cross of Perth, on 28th November 1551. 



the Queen's messengers. Alaster Owir, though a Macgregor, was a " servant " 
of Glenurchy's, who was, therefore, bound to avenge his murder. Of one step 
taken for that purpose we have the particulars in this collection. On the 
llth March 1551, 1 Glenurchy took a bond of manrent or service from James 
Stewart of Ballindoran, and two Drtimmonds, whereby these parties bound 
themselves " with their whole power, with their kin, friends and partakers, 
to invade and pursue to the death Duncan Laudosach M'Gregour, Gregour 
his son, thair servands, partakers and complices ... be reason that thai ar our 
deidlie enemies and our Soverane Ladie's rebels." 2 The foxes had still another 
double for their lives. Notwithstanding the deadly feud that was between 
them, and although Glenurchy had obtained a gift from Chatelherault the 
Governor, of the escheat of the outlaws, they found means to avert his wrath, 
and even to obtain his protection. On the 2d of May 1552, 3 Colyne Campbell 
of Glenurquhai (the zeal of love and good conscience moving him) received 
Duncane Makgregour and Gregour his son in his maintenance (protection), for 
gave all manner of actions and faults that they had committed, and gave them 
back the escheat of. their goods which he had purchased when they were the 
queen's rebels ; they being now received to the Queen's peace and his favour. 
The sole condition stipulated was that the Macgregors should fulfil their bond of 
manrent (service) to Glenurchy in all points. 4 The subsequent cause of quarrel 
we do not learn. The wild blood of the Macgregors may have broken out in 
some new enormity too great for pardon and too clear for trial. On 
the 16th of June 1552, says the Curate of Fortirgall, Duncan Macgregor 
and his sons Gregor and Malcolm Roy were beheaded by Colin Campbell of 
Glenurchy, Campbell of Glenlyon, and Menzies of Rannoch. 5 

1 That is, three months after the murder of 
Alaster Owir, the year ending 24th March. 

8 17, p. 192. It may have been in revenge 
of this undertaking that the M'Gregors, many 
years afterwards, murdered John Drummond 
(though under double assurance of their clan) 
with the circumstances of special and almost 
solemn ferocity described in a subsequent 
bond. 112, p. 244. 

3 Little more than a month after the bond 
with Stewart and Drummond. 

4 18, p. 193. 

5 Before the end of 1552 we meet with a 
gift to Glenurchy of the escheat of inove- 
ables and immovables of umquhil M'Gregor 
alias Ladassach, and Gregor his son . . . 
convict of certain crimes . . . and justyfeit 
to the death. 


Such was the person in whose mouth the anonymous poet of Breadalbane, fol 
lowing the practice which Dunbar and Lindsay had rendered popular, has put the 
" Testament "which is here printed with scrupulous fidelity from the original MS. 

The reader of modern English poetry will require to make some allow 
ance for the time and the country of the Scotch poet of the 16th century. But 
the student of early English literature will find no difficulty in the mere lan 
guage and spelling ; and much of what now seems uncouth in the thoughts 
and the management of the poem, is in truth imitated from the great early 
masters who were writing verse and cultivating the same Saxon tongue in Scot 
land and England equally and contemporaneously. 

The impersonation, in the beginning, not only of the virtues and vices, 
but of other abstractions, a practice which may be traced back to the 
"mysteries" and Church plays of the middle ages, will not seem altogether 
strange to one familiar with the allegories of Spencer and of John Bunyan. 
Neither will he want authorities for the inartificial confusion of the 
persons of the supposed speaker and the poet, though, in the present case, 
this produces a bad effect. We find it unnatural that the robber and outlaw 
should patriotically lament the battle of Flodden which gave him his own 
liberty ; should describe the hanging of his fellows as a " blessed sacrifice to 
our Lorde," and everywhere mix up moral and religious reflections with his tri 
umphant rehearsal of his worst exploits. But after making full deduction for 
such faults of composition, we find abundance to admire in this short poem. 
There is a breadth and intensity of satire worthy of Lindsay, and a tone of natu 
ral pathos of which Lindsay was hardly capable. The verses in which Laideus 
distributes his spiritual goods, bequeaths to the Curate negligence, to the Vicar 
rapacity, oppression to the Parson, gluttony to the Prior ; to the Abbot pride 
and arrogance, to the Bishop his " free will," and flattery and false dissembling 
to the Friars, are in as vigorous a strain of condensed satire as the heats of the 
Reformation produced ; and we may look in vain in authors of that day for the 
expressions of natural feeling and pathetic regret with which the imprisoned 
savage is made to take his adieu of the scenes of his free life and daring. The 
mere enumeration of the places is highly effective, and the occasional addition 
of an epithet descriptive is often appropriate and distinctive as well as poetical: 


" Farewell, Glenlochy, with tky forest free, 

Farewell, Breadalbane and Lochtay so sheen ; 

Farewell, Glenalmond, garden of pleasance, 
For many fair flower have I from ye taen." 

" Farewell, Stratherne, . . . 
Plenished with pleasant policy preclair, 
Of towers and town is standing fair in row" 

" Farewell, Menteth, where oft I did repair, 

And came unsought aye as does the snow, 
To part from thee my heart is wonder sair." 

Some of these verses show a sense of natural beauty and a tenderness of feeling 
which we do not look for in writers of that age, and which no earlier Scotch 
poet had expressed so well, if we except the admirable Gawin Douglas. 

Bonds of Friendship, Bonds of Homage, Bonds of Manrent and Mainten- BONDS OK 
ance, are found in greater or less quantity in all old Scotch Charter-chests, but 
it was reserved for the careful Sir Duncan Campbell to engross such Deeds in 
the form of a Register. From the Book of these compiled under his direction, 
the frame work of the following section is taken ; but the original bonds have 
been used wherever they are extant, and a large number are still preserved. 
If these were all of that kind so well known to the antiquary mere modi 
fications of the feudal relation of lord and vassal it would not be necessary 
to do more than to point out their evident utility for family and local history j 1 
but here we have some of a different character, and some which seem to present 
new points of interest for the Scotch Antiquary. We have never before had a 

1 Two large collections of these bonds of society which gave rise to them, I would 
homage and friendship of " manrent and refer to the prefatory notices of these col- 
maintenance," have been lately published lections by the Secretary of the Club. 
by the Spalding Club, one from the Charter- Miscellany of the Spalding Club, Vol. II., 
room of Slaines, the other from Gordon p. cvi., and Vol. IV., p. xlviii. 
Castle. For their objects, and the state of 



collection of such transactions from a Highland Chiefs castle. The mixture 
of the two elements, of the patriarchal and the feudal, of that where all 
property was (by theory) in the tribe, and that where (by theory again) pro 
perty was in the lord alone, is here seen for the first time. We have a great 
Chief and ruler of many Celtic tribes, living among them and conforming to 
their customs, yet holding his own territories and his position in the kingdom 
as a Feudal Baron. The M'Gregors and M'Nabs, like their Celtic brethren, 
holding property by no written tenures, having perhaps no individual property 
in the soil, were little addicted to commit their transactions to writing. But 
with the Norman, came strict rights of property, written tenures, and a pro 
pensity to records ; and instead of the vague traditions of the pure Celts, we 
have here preserved definite, though slight, footsteps of their immemorial 

Charter-chests are rare in the Highlands, and in the Charter-chests of 
lowland Scotland there probably is not an instance of a formal deed of 
Adoption of a child, though the practice was evidently common under the 
Civil law. At Taymouth these deeds are so common, it was evidently an 
approved way of transmitting property. 

One of them relates how John M'Grillespie received John Campbell 
of Glenurchy as his own son, and took him on his knee, calling \nmfilium adop- 
tivum, that is to say, his chosen son, and, he being on his knee, gave to the 
said John the half of his goods. 1 In like manner John M'Bay, and Mary 
Vykfail, his spouse, took the same John Campbell as a bairn of their own, and 
their special oversman and defender, and delivered a glove in token of all their 
goods and a bairn's part of their goods after their decease. 2 Many similar 
deeds in this collection show not only a new form, but a kind of transaction 
and a state of society unknown in the lowlands. 

The Celtic custom of Fostering was, in fresh observance through Breadal- 
bane and Argyll, during the period of these deeds, and extended through all 
classes. The provisions, when reduced to writing, are almost uniform, and 
one instance may be sufficient. 

1 7, p. 182. 2 9, p. 184. 


On the 5th November 1580, Duncan of Glenurchy agrees that his native 
servant, Gillecreist Makdonchy Duff V'Nokerd, and Katherine Neyn Douill 
Vekconchy, his spouse, shall have his son Duncan in fostering, they sustaining 
him in meat, drink and nourishment, till he be sent to the schools, and after 
wards at the schools, with reasonable support, and they and his father settling 
upon him of " makhelve" 1 goods, the value of 200 merks of kye, and two horses 
worth forty merks, with their increase ; the milk of the cattle being the foster 
parents' while they sustain the bairn. There is a stipulation that if Duncan 
shall die before being sent to the schools, another of Glenurchy's children, 
lass or lad, shall be fostered in his stead, who shall succeed to his goods ; 
and he, or the bairn that enters his place, is to have at the decease of the 
foster parents, a bairn's part of gear with their children. 2 

A similar bond of fostering, with more minute stipulations, was entered into 
between Duncan of Glenurchy and Duncan Campbell of Duntrone ; the former 
" being of before foster son " to Duntrone and Agnes Niklauchlane his late 
wife, and Duntrone and Agnes Nikolleane his present wife, " being of the like 
mind that love and favour should be and continue betwixt the houses of 
Glenurchy and Duntrone ;" they receive Colin Glenurchy's son and heir in 
fostering, and the lady promises " to be to him a favourable and loving foster- 
mother in the same manner and condition as the said Duncan Campbell of 
Glenurchy of before was fostered in the house of Duntrone." 3 

The stipulation found in all these deeds, for giving the foster child his share 
in the moveable succession, is nothing more than reducing to \yiting what 
was the customary law of the Highlanders in common with the other Celtic 
peoples. 4 But the real benefit sought by both parties in those transactions, 

1 This word, though known in connexion the foster child his share of the land. " If 
with goods appropriated to foster-children, an uchelwr (high man) place his son with 

has not been explained satisfactorily. See an aillt (villain) to be nursed that foster 

Jamiesoris Dictionary, Supplement, voc. son shall possess the land of the aillt after 

" Macalive" and " Dalt." his decease, unless he have children ; and if 

2 72, p. 223. there be children, he is to have the share of 

3 79, p. 228. a brother." Ancient Laws and Institutes of 

4 The Welsh law went farther, and gave Wales, p. 10, Vol. II., translation. 


was mutual support and strength. In times when none counted much on the 
protection of the law, families endeavoured to surround themselves with friends 
and allies ; and a relation like this of fosterage begot feelings of mutual friend 
ship better than the artificial system of Bonds of Amity, which were apt to 
stand or fall with the interest and temper of the parties. In one remarkable 
case, which does not come within the scope of the present collection, two 
families agreed to perpetuate the connexion, covenanting that the eldest son 
of the one should always be fostered by the other. We do not know the 
result, nor how long it was before that contract, like other schemes for unseen 
generations, fell to the ground. 

In another instance I have lighted on a bundle of correspondence, a few 
letters of which will serve better than formal contracts to show the feelings of 
two families of the same lineage drawing closer the bonds of kindred by the 
still more tender relation of fosterage. The parties too, are of more than com 
mon interest. The father and the child were the Marquis and Earl of Argyll, 
each subsequently honoured by a death on the scaffold. The person selected 
as foster-father was the accomplished Sir Colin Campbell of Glenurchy. Even 
more important in such a relation, the foster-mother was Juliane Campbell, 
daughter of Hew, Lord Loudouu ; but of her we know only what we learn from 
this correspondence, and her picture at Taymouth, giving the impression of 
sense and good nature. 1 The correspondence begins in 1633 : 



I receauit your lordships letter from Archibald Campbell schawing me that 
syndrie of your lordships freindis wer most desyrous to have your lordships eldest sone in 
fostering, yet for diuerss respectis your lordship wes better pleasit to have him brought vp 
with me, quich I acknowledge is a great testimonie both of your lordships trust and love, and 
I hop in God evir so to approve myself to be most willing and desyrous to deserue both. And 
in regard that your lordship and it may be your lordships lady have occasioun to be ane great 
part of this sommer in the Lawlandis, gif it may stand with your lordships pleasour, I desyre 

1 It, as well as Sir Colin's portrait, is engraved by Pinkerton in his Scottish 
by the unnamed German artist. Both are Gallery. 


that your lordships sone may come heir to me about the 17 or 18 of Maii nixt, quhair, God 
willing, he sail have all the cairfull attendance that may ly in my powar to give him. And 
in regaird that I am not weill able to travell myself so far a iourney, I intend to send my 
wyfe and some vther of my friendis to be his convoy, quhairwith I thought guid to acquaint 
your lordship, hoping that agane that tyme your lordship will provyde some discrit woman 
and ane sufficient man quha hes bothe Irisch and Englisch and will have a care not onlie to 
attend him, but sometymes lykewayes to learne him and quhat else may concern him quhill 
he is in my company. God willing, my wyfe and I sail have a speciall care thairof. As 
for the rest of the particularis contenit in your lordships letter, I sail ansuer thame at my 
wyfes coming to your lordship or vtherwayes at my melting with your lordship the aucht of 
Junii as your lordship hes desyrit at Stirling, to quhich time with the remembrans of my 
humell seruice to your lordships nobill lady, and evir I remane 
Your lordships assuritfreud and kinsman to my powar to seme, 

[COLIN CAMPBELL of Glenurquhay.j 


For my loving cousing the Lard of Gleanorquhay. 

Man propons bot God dispons. I intended to heave gon presentlie to Inuer- 
raray bot I had ane letter within thir two or three days from the Thesaurar Traquair desyring 
me to be in Edinburgh so soon as I could, quhiche hes altered my resolution that my farnilic 
cannot stur till it pleas God I returne. I will assoor you your foster longs very much to see 
you and doethe not dar to tell he had rather be thair nor her, and I assoor you he shall 
heave his choice, bot as you may see be this letter of his grandfathers the Erie of Morton 
that he intends to be in Scotland so shortlie, his mother desyrs if it pleas God to heaue hir 
childring togither till that tym, to draw her father her ; and if wee hear any contrair adver- 
tisment of his dyet you shall immediatlie heaue him (as Archie calles it) home. So remem- 

bring my service to your lady I rest 

Your loving cusin, 
Rosneithe last May. LORNE. 


To my lowing foster-father and respected freind the Lard of Glenvrqhey, thes. 

Louing foster-father, I thoght good to wryt thir few lyns to yow to shawe yow 
that I am in good health and am vearie sorie that ye wryt not for me and I long weri much 


to sie yow ; and as ye wold wis me to be well and to come to yow, send to me in all the 
Least and diligence ye can, Duncan Archibald and tuey horse with him, on to M r Johen and 
on for my cariage : and prays and requests yow to send them in all the heast ye can, and I 
wil looke for them that they may be heir a Fryday or at the fardest at Setterday at night : 
and take it not in anay vncounes that I send not back the ansuere of the letter that I got 
in Edinbruch. I could not stay because I was in heast ; and bring my commendations to 
your shelf and to yowr wyf and houpes that I wil seie yow my shelf shortlie, if ye doe yowr 
deutie, not duting but ye wildoe the same, comiting yow to Gods protection for euer. So 
I rest 

Yours at pouer, 


Wryten at Inderaray, 
the thretie day of September. 

To my much respectit and gud freind the Laird of Glenurquhy. 


I haife sent this bearar to knowe how yea and my sone are in healthe, and to 
shaw you thatt all freindis heare are weall. I heair my sone begines to wearye of the Irishe 
langwadge. I intreatt yow to cause holde hime to the speakeing of itt, for since he hes 
bestowed so long tyme and paines in the getting of itt, I sould be sory he lost it now with 
leasines in not speaking of itt ; bott this I know yea wilbe more cairfull as in ewery thing 
that concernes hime, so that I will fully leaffe him to your awin caire ; only prayeing the 
Lord to giffe ane blessing to all the meanes of his educatioune : And so I shall still remain 
Your most assurett friend, 

the 14 of December 1637. 

1 This Lady Lome, afterwards Countess and Marchioness of Argyll, was daughter of William 
Earl of Morton, Lord Treasurer of Scotland. 




I have desyrit my brother Roberto to schau your lordship in quhat manere Maister 
Jhone Makleine misbehauis himself. I am sorie that I haue caus to do it, bot the respect I 
carie to my lorde and to your lordship and the loue I haue to your lordships sone makis to 
do so. Quhen your lordship plaissis your lordship may lede my lorde knau it, and I thinke it 
may be best remediete be provydinge in deu tyme on to supplie Maister Jhone his place, and 
your Lordship knauis it is requisit he be ane discreite man that is ane scollar and that can 
speike both Inglis and Erise, quharof I think thair may be hade in Argyll. Your lordship 
may do heirine as my lorde and your lordship thinks expediente. Your lordships sone is 
veill and in guide healthe, praysit be God. The Lord continou the same. So vissinge your 
lordship all prosperitie I remain 

Your lordships assurite and affectionat friende to serue you, 

Balloche the [1638.] 


For my loving Cusin the Laird of Glenwrquhy. 

Since it hath pleased God to call my father to his eternall rest, I doubt not 
bot you kno als weall as I can desyr you what is fitting for your self to doe. Onli in this I 
desyr you to suffer your foster with you to wear uiurning. And so ever mak use of me as 

Your most affectionat cusin to my power 

4 September [1638.] 

To my loveing freind the Laird of Glenvrquhy. 

Accordeing to this other lettre of my lordis, I will earnestlie desyire you to 
send heire my sonne, and to have him at your house in Glenvrquhy on Frayday at night 
the tuentie ane day of this instant preceislie, and I shall appoynt folkes to meitt him thair 
on Satterday in the morneing, for bringing him alonges heir. I hoipe ye wilbe cairfull to 
send sufficient company with him and to caus prowyd some secure place be the way, quhar 



he may be that night he comes frome you. So referring all to your cair, exspecteing 
assuredlie that ye will send him the tyme foirsaid, 

I rest your loveing freind, 


14 Junii 1639. 1 

1 In the careful fashion of that age, an account was kept of the boy's expenses, from which I cannot 
resist giving a few extracts. 


COMPT of MONETIS debursit for clothes and utheris 
necessaris to my Lord of Lome's sone be- 
ginnand the 26 of September 1633 : 

Imprimis the xxvi of September to be ane 
coat to him iii ell and a half bread skarlet freise 
at v lib the ell, .... xvii lib x s. 

Item iii quarter reid French steinyng at vii 
lib the ell v lib v s. 

Item ii ell Cambridg at Iviii s the ell for 
ruffes, vlibxvis. 

Item ii ell of per ling at 30 s the uther 33 s 
iiii d, iii lib iii s iiii d. 

Item vi dusson reid silk buttons and iii 
quarteris of Poldavie, . . . xxxiiii s. 

Item vi ell of verie fyne stuff to be ane wylie 
coat to him at xxvi s 8 d the ell . . viii lib. 

Given to Johne Drummond taliour for making 
the clothes abone written, vi lib. 

Given for ane pair schone to him the x of 
December 1633, xiis. 

Item for thrie unce siluer plaitt laice v lib 
xiii s iiii d the unce, . . . xvii lib. 

Item iiii dusson of siluer buttons and ix 
quarters siluer loupingis, . iiii lib iii s iiii d. 

Item for half ell grein sattin to be him ane 
mutch, . . . . .v lib. 

Item for sevin drop of siluer waltins to put 
on the said mutch at v lib 6 s 8 d the unce 
is, xlvi s 8 d. 

Gevin the 6 of Julii for linnyng to be four 
sarkis to him, viiii lib. 

Item for tua ell of Cambridge the said day 
to be bands ruffs and mutches to him at iiii lib 
the ell, viii lib. 

Item ane ell of fyne reid skarlett steinyng to 
be him shankis, . . . v lib vi s 8 d. 

Mair ii unce xiii drop of gold gallons at vi lib 
xiii s iiii d unce is, ... xviii lib xv s. 

Given for ane psalme buik and new testament 
for him, iiii lib. 

Item given to Mr. Johnne McLen pedagoge to 
my Lord Lome's sone in September 1633 ane 
hewit plaid, pryce . . . . xii lib 

Mair geven him the first of December 1633 vi 
ell of mantling at xl s the ell, inde, . xii lib. 

Mair geven him the first of Januarii 1634 
being new yeir day, . . . .xii lib. 

Mair geven the last of November 1634 him 
for his Witsonday and Martimes termes fie 
1634, i c xxx lib 6 s 8 d 

Given to Margaret Neill the woman that 
waitit on my Lord Lornes sone in August 1633 
ane plaid, pryce xii lib 

Mair given hir the first of Januarii 1634 
being new yeir day, . . . viii lib xiiii s. 

Given for four ell of gray cloth the 15 of 
Januarii 1635 to be ane stand of clothes to 
Duncan e Campbell page to my Lord Lornes sone 
at xx s the ell, . . ... .iiii lib. 

Item given the first of Maij 1635 for vii ells of 
fyne grein Jenua Sattin at x lib the ell, Ixx lib. 

Item the vi of Maij 1635 vi ells of reid ba: rikin 
to be him ane ryding coat at Iiii s iiii d the ell 
inde, ....... xvilib. 

For tua pair of grein worsett stokings to him 
at xiiii s the pair, .... xxviii s. 

Item for tua combs and ane caise, . xvi s. 

Item for tua pair of gloves to the bairne, xiiii s. 

Item vi ells of Beircorie to be him vaistcotis 
xxvi s viii d the ell, inde, . . . viii lib. 

Item half ane ell of Cramosie velvott to be him 
ane bannet mutch, . ... ix lib. 




Among these papers there are none indicating that the native tribes, in 
making their submission, took the name of the dominant family either 
individually or by whole clans a practice that greatly swelled the ranks of 
some names not more numerous nor more widely spread than the Campbells. 
Here on the contrary we find families and small tribes choosing Glenurchy 

Spent on my Lord of Lornes sone and his 
company that wcs sent with him to Perth quhen 
iny lady his mother sent for him betwix xix and 
last of Maij 1635, .... liiiilib. 

Given to the bairne quhen he went to Stirling 
the three of Julij to see his guidsire, iiii lib. 

Spent be the bairne my Lord of Lornes sone 
the said tyme going to Stirling to sie his guid 
sire and coming back again, . xl lib xiiiis. 
163C. Given to my Lord Lome's sone the 28 of 
Marche quhen he went to Rosneth, ane gold ring 
set with ane Turkiss stene, pryce, . xx lib. 

Spent by my Lord's sone and his company 
quhen he went to Rosneth the said tyme, iiii"xilib 

Item the 18 of Junii to be coat and brekis to 
him x quarteris of fyne skarlet xviii lib the 
ell, xlvlib. 

Item ane pair of silk stokings, . xvi lib. 

Item ane black French bever-hat, 


And ii dusson orange ribband points, 

v lib xii s. 

Bt Jan. 1637. To the bairne himself the said day aue 
Spanisch pistolet, . . * iiii lib 6 s 8 d. 

For iiii ell of reid barrikin to be him ane toupat 
iii lib the ell, inde, ... .xii lib. 

Given to Doctor Kincaid the 3 of Maij 1637 
quhen he came heir to visite my Lord of Lome's 
sone being seik iiii" lib. 

And to his man, . . . viii Ib 

And his expenssis in coming and going to 
Edinburgh xllib. 

For ane brusche for my Lord of Lome's sone 
to brusch his head with, . . . x s. 

And for ane belt to him, . . x s. 

Given to my Lord of Lome's sone to play him 
with quhen he went to Edinburgh to sie his 
father, xlib. 

For ane Inglisch byble to him, . . x lib. 

For the practise of pietie being double over- 1638. 
gilt, iii lib. 

Given to the bairne quhen he went to sie his 
mother the said tyme, to play him withall, ane 
angell of gold, . . . vi lib xiii s 4 d. 

And of siluer, iii lib. 

For half ane ell of fyne skarlett cloth to be 
ane ryding cap to him, . . . viii lib. 

For ii quarter of Cramosie pand velvott to 
lyne the same, . - . ; .'.**. xii lib. 

For ane unce and xiii drop of siluer lace for 
the said cap, . . ix lib xiii s iiii d. 

Mair, spent be my Lord of Lome's sone and 
his company going out of Balloch to Rosneth 
being thrie or four day es be the way, Ixvi lib xiii s. 

And for a pair of spurs, ... xii s. 

For iii ell of reid skarlett freise to be him ane 
jerkin to wair under his clothes at iii lib the 
ell, ixlib. 

Given the last of Novembere 1638 for ane 
stand of duilueid to him, (furnisching and all 
being complet,) when the Erie of Argyle his 
guidsyre deyit, . . . i c xxx lib 6 s 8 d. 

Given for gloves to him the said tyme, xx s. 

Given to himself the first Januarii 1639 being 
new yeir day, . . . xiii lib 6 s 8 d. 

To his page, xxx s. 

Mair, for his expenssis going to Perthe to visite 

his father the Erie of Argyle the 14 Marche being 

thrie nychtis thair, . . xxxviii lib 6 s 8 d. 

Mair, given himself the said tyme to play 

with, xlib. 

To my Lord Lome the 20 of Junii quhen he 
went out of Balloch to Inuereray to visite his 
mother, ... . xiii lib 6 s 8 d. 

Given for schoone and bootis to my Lord of 
Lome, to Duncane Campbell cordiner in Edin 
burgh betwix the 6 of August 1638 and 7 of 
Februar 1639, . . . . x lib ix s. 


for their chief sometimes renouncing their natural head and selecting him 
as leader and protector, yet retaining their own patronyrnical designations. 
These new subjects bound themselves not only to pay the allegiance of 
clansmen, but to give the "caulp of Kenkynie," 1 the Celtic equivalent for 
the Heriot of feudal customs; 2 to visit the chiefs house with "sufficient 
presents " twice in the year ; to serve in " hosting and hunting ; " and to be 
ready at all times " to ride and go " in their lord's affairs. 

THE RENTALS THE KENTALS AND ESTATE BOOKS, of which extracts are given, present the 

ESTATE BOOKS, characteristic marks of the country. Much of the rent is paid in oat meal and 
malt the staples for food and drink. The tenants had little capital. The 
stock on the farms was " steelbow," the property of the landlord, only the pro 
duce belonging to the tenant. The bow-house (cattle-house) was rated at so 
much " kain " or produce, in butter and cheese, in proportion to the cattle on 
that pasture. The money which seems to have been appropriated as part of 
the requisite stock for cultivating the bow-house farm, is called by an unex 
plained name of " strenth-silver." 3 We are led to think what became of those 
cattle during the long winter of the Midland Highlands ; but no information 
is afforded. Hay is not once named, and the natural produce of the glens can 
have been saved only in trifling quantities from the deer. 4 Sheep were evidently 
in small numbers, and the " clip of wool " insignificant, compared with modern 
produce, probably from the want of winter food as well as from the deer occupying 
the outlying pastures, insecure, at any rate, for any valuable stock. 5 These 
books show the attention to the rearing of horses that has been already noticed. 

1 Caulp is the best " aught " due to the everywhere -ferreum pecus stdhline viehe 
chief, or rather melius averium de con- steelbow, all indicating permanency. 
questu. "Kenkynie" is chief or head of 4 The old Register of the Bishopric of 
kindred : Moray has noted on a fly leaf. " Apud 

" Syne lief I the best aught I bocht Spynie 4 Julij 1 580. Not. that hay was 

Quod est Latinum propter Caupe wyn." And no doubt the coarse produce of 

To hede of kyn." Duribar. the bottom of the glen has been saved for 

2 10, p. 185, &c. winter use since ever man made property of 

3 Perhaps it has some analogy to the re- animals. 

markable terms which designate this practice c Many entries will enable the present 



THE HOUSEHOLD BOOKS show the usual provisions for the table. Oat meal 
and malt furnished the ordinary bread and the chief drink of the castle, where 
ale was distinguished as Ostler ale, household ale, and best ale. There was 
beef and mutton, fresh in summer, and for the rest of the year "marts," killed 
and salted when fat on the pasture ; a small quantity of bacon ; salmon of Loch 
Tay, and Glenurchy Salmon. Loch Fyne herring was already appreciated, 1 



occupants of those sheep pastures to compare 
the quantity of stock they maintained of 
old with the present, and also the produce. 
For instance, the clip of the brae of Balloch 
and Drumturk in 1603, was eight score six 
fleeces, and they weighed but six stones. 

1 In the year 1590, the family spent their 
time between Balloch and Finlarg. The 
oat meal consumed, deducting a quantity 
used as " horse corn," part of which here, as 
in England, was baked into loaves, was 
about 364 bolls. The malt, 207 bolls, (de 
ducting a small quantity of " struck" barley 
used in the kitchen.) They used 90 beeves, 
(" marts," " stirks," or " fed oxen,") more than 
two-thirds consumed fresh ; 20 swine ; 200 
sheep ; 424 salmon, far the greater portion 
being from the Western rivers ; 15,000 
herrings ; 30 dozen of " hard fish ;" 1805 
" heads " of cheese, new and old, weighing 
325 stone ; 49 stone of butter ; 26 dozen 
loaves of wheaten bread ; of wheat flour 3j 
bolls. The wine brought from Dundee was 
claret and white wine, old and new, in no 
very large quantities, though it might be dif 
ficult to fix the exact contents of the " bar- 
rekins " and " rubbours." One kind, called 
" vlet" wine, may mean that brought home in 
flasks with oil at top, instead of corks. One 
barrel of English beer might be introduced to 
stimulate the native brewers to exertion by 

its rivalry. Of " spices and sweet meats," 
we find only notice on one occasion, of small 
quantities of saffron, mace, ginger, pepper, 
" raisins of cure," plumdamas, and one sugar 
loaf. No deer or game are entered this year ; 
nor any poultry, probably from some omis 
sion in the system of accounting, which was 
then only beginning. In some subsequent 
extracts made on account of their detailing 
the provisions for two marriages in the 
family, (1621-26,) these omissions are sup 
plied. The marriage of Elizabeth Campbell 
with the young laird of Drum, was on 4th 
December 1621. There was a considerable 
gathering of Dee- side gentry and Campbells, 
as well as " comers and goers." Besides the 
staple commodities, we find on this occasion 
entered, twenty capons, forty poultry, thirty 
geese, twelve wild-geese, twelve " meiss" of 
brawn, six " furtches" (loth haunches ?) of red 
venison, eight roes, seven dozen of wildfowl, 
partridge and black game, three "bireell 
fowls," (turkeys ?) of rabbits only eight ; and 
we find now a greater variety of sea fish and 
red herrings, and reisted (smoked ?) hams 
and mutton " louings " and salmon. At the 
wedding of " Jeilliane Campbell" with the 
Laird of Buckie, which took place on 18th 
June 1626, we find notice of trouts, wild- 
geese, (not easily to be had at that season,) 
three whole red deer and ten furches, (I fear 



and when other fish got scarce there was the " hard fish " or stock fish, which 
still forms an article of Scotch economy even in Protestant families. Cheese, 
counted either by weight or in "heads," was plentifully supplied by the 
" bow-men." 

These books have a great additional interest from mentioning the guests 
visiting the family, and occasionally domestic occasions of more sumptuous 
housekeeping. It is matter of regret that room could not be found for more 
of these. 


The " INVENTORIES OF PLENISSING," beginning at 1598, are valuable for the 
history of Scotch manners and civilisation. Every article is tempting, and if 
there were room, we could be well pleased to attend " the Lady" with her 
aide-de-camp, " Magie Peter/' in their review of the contents of " the great kist 
in the gallery wardrobe," and "the Lady's kist standing in her own garderobe." 
One entry in the " household garderobe " of four wolf skins, might oblige us to 
turn aside, if there were not to be other opportunities of noticing the last of 
the great beasts of prey in Britain. But we must pass by the caddois and 
coverings, the plaids and curtains, the sheets, board cloths, seruiettes and 
towels ; l the carpets then not used for the floor, but for table-covers, gorgeous 
cushions, counter-cloths, stools, the table furniture and the array of kitchen 
implements required for the hospitality of Balloch. 

Neither must I dwell upon the arms and accoutrements which the porter 
had in charge. The artillery was not formidable, though, probably, more than 
required in Highland warfare. The hand guns, muskets, hagbuts of snap- work, 
of rowet work, or of lunt 2 work, (match-locks,) prove the value in which they 

not in very good condition,) and seventeen 
roes; of claret, white wine, and "Spanish 
wine," aquavitae, vinegar, &c. ; for spiceries, 
pepper and ginger, sugar, cloves, cannel, 
(cinnamon,} saffron. 

1 Let me notice in passing, that the ulti 
mate fate of those linens was not, as now, 
the paper-maker's. When " broken," they 

fell to " the Nureis," or went to make wicks, 
either for candles of home manufacture, or 
lamps. There is no mention in these books 
of the purchase either of oil or candles. 

2 Lunt-work or match-work, a common 
English as well as a Scotch word. I find my 
transcriber and I have pertinaciously read 
and printed it Unit. 


were held, by the minuteness of the descriptions of their ornaments, whether 
stocked with Brissel, (Brazil wood,) or inlaid with bone or with pearl, or 
gilt pieces with the Laird's arms. There is the usual array of arms, from the 
primitive hand-bow and its " bag of arrows," to horseman's harness with steel 
bonnets, plate gloves, corsletts, murrions of proof, steel targes, and two-handed 
swords. None of the names of arms seem to require explanation. There are 
Jedburgh staffs, and Lochaber axes, but there is nothing of "the ancient High 
land broadsword." Andrea Ferrara's name is not found. A " running spear" 
seems to be a tilting spear, as a " wasp spear " undoubtedly was no weapon of 
mortal war, but a salmon spear or " leister." Among the porter's gear at Fin- 
larg, after a dire enumeration of prison furniture, great iron fetters, and long 
chains with their shackles, we find one name that suggests even more odious 
associations. The four " Glaslawis chargeit with four schaikhills," seem to 
have been instruments of torture. 1 The " heading axe," which occurs more 
than once, and which seemed at one time to be the natural fate of the whole 
race of McGregor, is still to be seen in the Hall at Taymouth. 

The most curious, as well as the most careful and formal of these inven 
tories, is the one made up in 1640, when Sir Colin and his sons, a few months 
before his death, agreed to set aside certain articles as heir-looms. The jewels 
the target of enamelled gold, set with three diamonds, four topazes or jacinths, 
a ruby, and a sapphire the gift of King James V. ; the round jewel of gold, 
set with twenty-nine diamonds and four great rubies, and the diamond ring, 
both given to the gallant Sir Duncan by Queen Anne of Denmark ; even the 
fair silver brooch, set with precious stones, are, I fear, all gone. It is some 
thing if the talisman of the Knight of Rhodes is preserved. The Plate is very 
sumptuous for the time. There were not many houses in Scotland in 1640 
which could set on the table twelve plates, twelve trenchers, and twelve " sasers" 
of silver. But the chief array for the " buffet" was in great " chargers," " basons," 

1 The indictment of Patrick, Earl of Ork- inusitatce crudelitatis tormento a se invento 

ney, (1606,) sets forth, among other con- vulgo lie CASCHELAWES sevissime et prodi- 

tempts of the Royal authority, that he torie subjecit. Act. Parl. Scot., Vol. IV., 

imprisoned a king's messenger ac novo et p. 396. 


" lawers," and all manners and sizes of goblets and cups of silver, plain and gilt or 
parcel gilt. 1 The arms set apart are field-pieces of copper and iron, and a few 
muskets and pistols ; a pair of two-handed swords, (one with its hilt overlayed 
with velvet, evidently a sword of state for processions) ; three targets, two of 
steel and one of cork ; and a quantity of body armour, all of plate. The furni 
ture consisted of many gorgeous beds of silk and velvet, embroidered or plain, 
Arras and common hangings, velvet cushions for the kirk, and cushions of 
Turkey work, damask board-cloths, Dornik serviettes, and others of plainer sort. 
Carpets for the table, dishes of pewter, a " great acavitee pot," (a still,) kitchen 
furniture, twenty-four pictures of Kings and Queens, and thirty-four of lairds 
and ladies of Glenurquhay and other noblemen ; the great " Genealogy board," 
(painted by Jamesone) ; with clocks, organs in the chapel of Finlarg, and a 
harpsicord at Balloch. The deed also entailed two charter-chests, with iron 
bands (not their contents !); " Captain Gordon's sword," which no doubt had 
its history ; and a considerable quantity of cattle and sheep. 

The acts and proceedings of the Baron Courts, collected in 1621, will be 
found to present a fair view of the rural economy of the district. There are 
regulations for muirburn, summer pasture, peat-cutting, mills, smithies, and 
ale-houses ; laws against poaching on moor and river ; a rule that smacks of 
superstition, against cutting briars " but in the waxing of the moon." Swine 
are proscribed ; no quarter is given to rooks, hooded crows, and magpies. The 
Laird shows his determination to have trees about his tenants' houses by nume 
rous regulations ; and tenants are bound, under high penalties, to give their 
cottars the comforts of fuel and kail-yards, " with corns conform." Agriculture 
is stimulated by rules for sowing "uncouth" oats, or seed better than the common 
black oat of the Highlands ; for collecting of " middens ;" even for irrigating 
" drawing water through the land" long before the grand discovery of drain 
ing had been made. To avoid the devastation of Highland " speats," the green 
sward on the banks of rivers and burns is not to be broken. To save a dif- 

1 The " little lang-shanked cups for aqua- of later times, when the"quaich" had no 
vitse " point to a different fashion from that shank. 


ferent devastation, every tenant was obliged to make yearly four " croscats of 
iron " (probably some sort of dog-spear) for slaying of the wolf. That great 
enemy of the shepherd was not finally extirpated till the end of the century. 

A few extracts are given from the records of the Baron Court, rather for 
the sake of shewing its form and jurisdiction than for any importance of the 
cases, civil or criminal. The legal antiquary will find relics of some antique 
law, which had disappeared long ago in lowland courts. Donald Taillour, in 
Morinch, having fallen in suspicion of stealing ten double angels and forty 
marks of silver, the Assize ordained him to cleanse himself thereof by the oaths 
of six persons out of twelve whom they would choose, or four persons of eight ; 
and he accordingly cleansed himself by his compurgators, as the ancient law 
demanded, and went free. 1 In a court held at Killin, it was ordered that no 
" blocker " or dealer buy cattle from strangers, nor even from the neighbours 
dwelling between the ford of Lyon and Tyndrum, without sufficient " caution 
of burgh and hamer." This is the " borch of hamehald" required by the statute 
of William the Lion, and recognised in several of our older laws. 2 

There are some symptoms of starvation in Breadalbane, when Patrick 
M'Woyllen and the Widow M'Ewin are convicted of bleeding the laird's 
cattle, and John M'Inteir for letting M'Keissik's bairns die for hunger. 3 

The gear did not prosper with Donald Taillour in Morinch, (the same who 
was suspected for the double angels,) and he accused his neighbour N'Vane of 
bewitching him. She brought a pock of earth from Tomnayngell (the name 
sounds of spirits) to his house ; since which, " his gear has not ' luckit ' with 
him, and his corns grow not." The judge, with sense beyond the age, 
acquitted the woman at this time, but forbade the use of the pock of earth, 
" seeing it inclines to no good, but to an evil custom." 4 

1 P. 373. Acquitting or "cleansing " by voce BORCH " It is common in the High- 
compurgators was the ancient law of all the lands to exact caution when one buys cattle 
Northern nations ; witnesses comparatively from a person he does not know, and they 
a modern convenience. Act. Parl. Scot., call it borch hamel, which is just borch 
vol. i., passim. hamehald." 

2 P. 389. I have seen a note by Lord 3 P. 379. 
Auchinleck on his copy of Skene, de verb. sig. 4 P. 373. 





There are many regulations and proceedings shewing the creeping in of 
that habit which has become our national reproach. Even so early as these 
entries, whisky, as well as ale, was too freely used ; and, among other attempts 
to abate the nuisance, a curious law inflicts a penalty and disgraceful punish 
ment for wives drinking in " brewsters' " houses without the company of their 
husbands. 1 

It has been doubted how old the practice of rod-fishing is. On 6th 
December 1632, his father becomes caution for Duncan Campbell in Creit- 
garrow, that he shall not burn a blaze, shoot a waspe, nor put out a wand on 
the water of Tay. 2 

Of the MUSTER BOLLS here printed, it may be sufficient to observe that they 
have all apparently been made to satisfy some requisition, and seem intended 
to convey no more information than was absolutely required. 

The articles concluded by the barons and gentlemen of Argyll in 1638, 
on the eve of the great struggle, shew a forethought, a unity of purpose, and a 
determination to risk all for the cause, very unusual among our countrymen. 

Out of some huge volumes in which the Lairds of Glenurchy registered 
the charters and leases granted to their vassals and tenants, a few have been 
selected for illustrating incidental points of character or custom. The first is 
a lease granted for keeping the Castle of Kilchurn, and shows the arrangement 
of its seneschal and his small garrison. Before that time (1550) it had ceased 
to be the chief or even the usual dwelling of the family. The second, a feu- 
charter, brings us acquainted with a race of hereditary "jongleurs," " rhymers," 
or " bards," holding their land by service in their craft. 3 Two leases here given 

1 28, p. 359. 

2 P. 389. The "blazing" the water, or 
killing salmon when drawn by the light of 
fires within sight and reach, is still too well 
known in the upper Highlands. A " waspe " 
spear is the same as the "leister" of the 
border Highlands. The wand or rod-fishing 
was, I hope, with fly. 

3 Some one more versed in Highland 
genealogies may tell us whether the Ewen 
who received this charter, was the origin of 
the M'Ewens who were hereditary Seanachies. 
The current popular history of the Camp 
bells professes to be founded upon " the 
genealogical tree done by Niel M'Ewen, as 
he received the same from Eachern and 


are the only transactions I have met with among these papers, touching the 
management and produce of the deer forest. 1 The fifth charter was chosen 
from its giving a Churchman's view of the police of the country, " Hibernica et 
rapinosa regio ubi incolae vix terras laborare aut habitare ausint propter fre- 
quentes furum et latronum incursiones qui in speluncis illic latitant." A lease 
of Ilan Puttychan gives liberty to set six small nets in the loch, but without 
slaying salmon or red fish ; and Donald M'Kerres has a lease of a half-merk 
land of Port Loch Tay, with steelbow and " bouage " according to custom, and 
a right to set three small nets upon the loch. Hew Hay and Cristiane Stennes 
served the ferry coble of the Cagell, and undertook to keep an honest hostelry 
at the coble croft, with sufficient ale and bread and other furnishing at all 
times in readines to serve the country, with greater provision for courts, con 
ventions, or strangers. The Laird undertook to build them a hall and lofted 
chamber, with chimneys, doors and windows water tight, meet and convenient 
for such hospitality ; and also to put down rival hostellers and brewsters between 
Stroncombrie and Wood of Letterellane on the north side of the loch, and 
between Cronaltane and Ardrananycht in Ardtollonycht on the south ; and 
promised certain impracticable privileges of pre-emption of victuals. 2 The eighth 
deed is a specimen of an obligation of a tenant instead of rent to enter into deadly 
feud with the Clan Gregor, and to make slaughter upon them privily and openly. 
The removing of the tenants of Ardcandknocquhane affords minute information 
of the " plenishing " of tenants' houses in Breadalbane. The reddendo of the 
tenth charter is curious, besides 10 Scots and forty bolls of oatmeal, the 
vassal was to pay a gallon of sufficient aquavitae, (the manufacture of his own 
still without doubt,) optimum chlamidem coloratam, which is translated " ane 
fyne hewed brakane," and a sufficient " Cuddeich," which, I believe, means a 
present given in token of vassalage. 

Artt M'Ewens, his father and grandfather, bable that the hitherto varying patronymic, 

as they had the same from their predecessors, should be fixed with reference to the first of 

who for many years were employed to make the race who obtained a feudal title to his 

up and keep such records." The " Arnold us land. 

filius Eugenii " of this charter, may be " Artt * 3, p. 409 ; 17, p. 426. 

M'Ewen" Latinized, and it is not impro- 2 7, p. 414. 


Three leases are granted to craftsmen, the builder of the Laird's park 
dikes ; the smith of the castle who took his name from his calling, Patrick 
Gow ; and thirdly, to Andro Kippen the gardener of Balloch, whose contract 
to entertain the garden and its knots, borders and alleys, orchard and kaleyard, 
and to rear all sorts of flowers, herbs and strawberries, as well as plums, cherries, 
geans, apples and pears, presents to the imagination a curious contrast with 
the present appearance of the lawn on which the castle stands the very 
site where Kippen must have "led his fulzie," and collected his "middens" 
before the peat-house door. 1 

Some of the deeds are given to show the care of the stud of brood mares 
in Glenlochy, which, like the other pasture farms, is here managed on steel- 
bow ; 2 and in one, a tenant on Loch Fyne pays a part of his rent in herrings, 
and furnishes the Earl's family with white fish and shell fish during their 
residence at Castle Kilchurn. 3 

Black John Crerare, a name long after associated with Highland sport, 
has a lease in 1663 of the merk land of Pitmakie and the sheeling of Corrie- 
goir, his service being to be fowler to the Laird, and to go to the hills with a 
sufficient lying dog and fowling nets, and kill wild-fowl and moor-fowl of all 
kinds, and to train up a fowling dog for the use of the Laird. 4 

LETTERS. The last of these selections for the antiquities of Highland life, are a few 

letters chosen from a vast quantity at Taymouth. I have avoided all which bear 
on historical and public events, as beyond the scope of this collection. Even 
the documents touching the immortal feud with the unfortunate Clan Gregor, 
I have put aside. 5 It is sufficient to point to the Taymouth charter-room, 

1 14, p. 24. VI., when he did see the Earl of Argyll 

2 15, 18, pp. 425-427. coming into the Abbey close, after Glen- 

3 19, p. 428. livatt, (the battle of Benrinnes, 1594,) but 

4 16, p. 426. with a very small train, he asked, although 

5 A long letter of Lord Breadalbane to he knew, who it was, and being told that it 
his cousin Barcaldine in 1706, preserves the was the Earl of Argyll, his answer was 
tradition of a characteristic story of King 'Fair fall thee, Geordie, (Huntly,) forsend- 
James VI. : " It is reported of King James ing him home like a subject ! ' ' 


as full of the genuine materials of Scotch history from the Reformation to the 

The first letter printed is a characteristic exhortation and encouragement by 
the Laird to the keeper of his Castle of Glenurchy who had lost his geir by his 
service. There are two letters concerning supplies of venison and game to the 
Court, the first on occasion of the christening of Prince Henry, the second when 
Charles I. was about to visit Scotland in 1G33. One letter speaks of terriers and 
fox-hunting as affording sport in Scotland in 1631. Another is printed only 
as giving a notice of Capercailzie in 1651, which soon after disappeared from 
Scotland, until restored in the present generation to the woods of Breadalbane. 
Several letters here given, and .others omitted, have reference to the famous 
white hind of Corrichiba, which King James VI. greatly desired to secure, and 
sent his foresters to attempt it. Mr. Bowie only informs us that " the said 
Englishmen saw the hind in Corrichiba on 22 February 1622." The corres 
pondence shows that they failed in their enterprise, and also that they spoke 
highly of the hospitality of the country. It is not from themselves we learn 
that the Highland drink was too potent for the Southron. 

Before leaving the subject of game and deer, I may mention an early notice 
of the venison of Breadalbane. The account of the Lord High Treasurer of 
Scotland for August 1506, has the following entry : 

" Item, payit to the Comptrollair for iiij barrellis to send to Sir Duncane 

Campbell to salt venisone in, to send in Spanyee, . . . . ix s. 

" Item, for carying of the samyn to Lochtay, .... viij s." 

It is plain that the Catholic King had heard of Breadalbane venison, and, 
despairing to taste it as it should be eaten, was content to have it salted ! 

The correspondence about fir seed sent to Lord Lauderdale and the 
Marchioness of Hamilton, shows an early attention to planting of that kind. 
The letter of the Marchioness, here printed, and others of her ladyship at 
Taymouth, are characteristic memorials of that remarkable woman, and serve 
well to illustrate Jameson's curious picture of her. 

The last letter of the collection is from Master William Bowie, the inditer 
of the Black Book, who here figures as the instructor of John and Duncan, 


the sons of Robert Campbell of Glenfalloch, afterwards Sir Robert of 
Glenurchy. 1 

One word of omissions before closing this Preface, already unreasonably 
long. A collection from a charter-room seems incomplete without the charters ; 
and those at Taymouth, since 1432, would illustrate not only the possessions of 
the family, but the older tenures of the whole neighbourhood. But a tolerable 
selection of these would also require more room than could be afforded here. 
Therefore, with many masses of letters of correspondence, (a large part of the 
latter transcribed,) these have been for the present wholly set aside. 

Among the charters of lands, were found some documents of a less com 
mon character, and affecting less substantial rights, viz., the privileges 
attached to the custody of a certain relic of St. Fillan. Fillan, the son of 
Kentigerna, was of old reverence in the valleys of Breadalbane, and his mona 
stery in Glendochart was still of such consequence in the time of William the 
Lion, that the Abbot, whether then a churchman or secularised, 2 was named 
among the magnates of power to support the operation of a particular law 

1 Some extracts from Master Bowie's For making of Jhone his cott of the sam 

account may be allowed : fma, V J 8 * 

^ c i f For P a P ir to thame, . XT s. 

Jhone Campbell his compt since the first of For ink to thame, viij d. 

November 1618 :- For u Rudimentis to Duncan> . y g . vj A 

Inprimis, for ane" first part" and "colloquie" For pulling thair heidis, . . . vj s. 

to mm X J s Item, for tua pair of grene schankis to thame 

Item, for ane pok to his buikis, . iiij s. thig winter 1619j making and all> _ jjy merkia- 

For his candle in the school e all that winter _. . . 

vi j. g The powerful Abbot of Glendochart, 

For ane eln linnyng to be him sokis, xij s. J oined i Q company with the great Earl of 

For ane half eln of cloth to be schankis, xx s. Athol of the ancient dynasty, looks like the 

For ane eln and half ane quarter of red stenn- ] rd of a secularised Abbacy the Coarl 

ing to be him tua paris to the holy-day, iij lib. of gfc> piu an _th e " successor Sancti Felani" 

of the quhilkis Duncan gat ane pair. i_ , i T> v, j .c i -j 

_ , T . ,, .. e . .. from whom the Dewars had first received 

For schone to Duncan the xxij of August, xij s. 

For schone to Jhone the penult of August, the custody of their relic. It is possible that 

xv s. his line continued, though the lordly power 

For ane knyff to Jhone, . . vj s. an d title departed. I wonder that some 

For making ane cot to Duncane of his black sea nachy has not discovered his descend- 

freiss cloik, . . . . .vis. , . ,, -,r/vr i. /^r-- *u * \ -u 

.,...,. ,, ants in the M'Nabs, (fihi Abbatis.) who so 
For making ane cott and brckis to him of the " 

freiss that cafn to him, . . . . x s. lon g *>ore sway in the region of St. Fillan; 


beyond the reach of common legal process. 1 It was a century later that a relic 
of St. Fillan is said (by Boece) to have been the subject of a notable miracle, 
which Bruce turned to account for encouraging his soldiers at Bannockburn. 2 
The story may be received as evidence of the reverence paid to St. Fillan in 
the historian's time. That it continued afterwards, we learn from the following 
documents, though, I fear, they shew that his relics were degraded to the 
purpose of tracing stolen goods. The particular one which forms the subject 
of these instruments, the Coygerach, was known within the present generation 
in the hands of the family of Jore or Dewar, who so early vindicated its posses 
sion. It is the head of a staff or crozier of a Bishop or mitred Abbot, of 
silver gilt, elaborately and elegantly ornamented with a sort of diapered chasing. 
It is described and figured in the Transactions of the Society of Antiquaries of 
Scotland, Vol. III., p. 290; and in Dr. Wilson's Archaeology of Scotland, p. G64." 
Two of these documents have been printed before, 4 but from imperfect 
and faulty copies. They are now given from the originals : 


Hec Inquisitio facta apud Kandrochid xxii die mensis Aprilis, anno Domini millesirao 
quadringentesimo xxviii., corain Johanne de Spens de Perth, ballivo de Glendochirde, de et 
super autoritate et privileges cujusdam Reliquie Sancti Felani, que wlgariter dicitur 
Coygerach, per istos subscriptos, viz. : Karulum Cambell, Reginaldum Malcolmi, Donaldum 
M'Arthour, Cristinum Malcolmi, Johannem M'Nab, Patricium M'Nab, Johannem Alexandri 
M'Nab, Johannem Menzies, Duncanum Gregorii, Dugallum Gregory, Duncanum Elpine, Alex- 
andrum M'Austillan, Nicolaum Gregorij, Johannem M'Callura, et Felanum Pauli, Qui jurati 
vnagno sacramento dicunt, Quod lator ipsius reliquie de Coygerach, qui Jore vulgariter dicitur, 
habere debetannuatimethereditarieaquolibet inhabitante parochiam de Glendochirde, habente 
vel laborante mercatam terre, sive libere sive pro finna, dimidiam bollam farine, et de quolibet 

1 Act Parl. Scot., Vol I., p. 50. the custody of the crozier of St. Mund, and 

2 The only foundation extant for Boece's lands in Lismore by the custodiers of the 
legend is a certain payment of ,20 made bachuill more of St. Moluach. The latter 
from Exchequer " to the fabric of the church relic is preserved. Orig. Paroch., Vol. II. , 
of Saint Fillan," in the year of King Robert's pp. 72, 163. 

death. 4 Miscellany of the Spalding Club, Vol. 

3 Lands in Kilmun were held in virtue of III., p. 239. 


in dicta parochia habente dimidiam mercatam terre ut predicitur, libere vel pro firma, medium 
farine, et de quolibet in ista parochia habente quadraginta denariatas terre, dimidiam inodij 
farine. Et si quivis alius inhabitans dictam parochiam magis quam mercatam terre haberet 
nihil magis solveret quam ordinatum fuit de una mercata terre. Et quod officium gerendi 
dictam reliquiam dabatur cuidam progenitor! Finlai Jore latoris presentium hereditarie, per 
successorem Sancti Felani, cui officio idem Finlaius est verus et legittimus heres. Et quod 
ipsa privilegia usa fuerunt et habita in tempore Regis Roberti Bruys et in tempore omnium 
regum a tune usque in bodiernum diem. Pro quibus commodis et privileges, prefati jurati 
dicunt quod si contigerit aliqua bona vel catalla rapta esse vel furata ab aliquo dictam paro 
chiam de Glendochirde inhabitante, et is a quo ipsa bona vel catalla rapta essent vel furata, 
propter dubium sue persone vel inimicitias hostium, eadem bona vel catalla prosequi non 
auderet, tune unum servum suum vel hominem mitteret ad eundem Jore de le Coygerach, 
cum quatuor denariis vel pare sotularum, cum victu prime noctis, et tune idem Jore abinde 
suis proprijs expensis prosequetur dicta catalla ubicunque exinde sectum querere poterit 
infra regnum Scotie. Et hec universa per dictam iniquisitionem fuerunt inventa, anno, die, 
loco et mense prenominatis. In cujus rei testimonium sigillum Johannis de Spens ballivi 
antedicti presentibus est appensum, anno, die, et loco supradictis. 


Another Instrument, not hitherto printed, records that on the 9th of 
February 1468, Margaret de Striveling, lady of Glenurquha, 

In curia de Glendochyrt tenta apud Kandrocht Kilin per balivum ejusdem a Johanne 
M'Molcalum M'Gregour petiit firmas suas de terris de Coreheynan. Qui Johannes respon- 
debat plane in facie prefate curie coram omnibus ibidem existentibus denegauit et dixit quod 
non accepit assedationem dictarum terrarum a dicta domina Margareta sed a Deore de Meser 
et quod non tenebatur in aliquas firmas de terminis elapsis quia solvit illas dicto Deor' a 
quo accepit prefatas terras. Testibus, Colino Campbel de Glenurquhay inilite, domino 
Mauricio M'Nachtag et domino Roberto M'Inayr, vicariis de Inchecadyn et Kilin, Johanne 
de Stirling, &c. 



JAMES be the grace of God King of Scottis to all and sindri our liegis and subditis 
spirituale and temporale to quhois knaulege this our lettre salcum greting. Forsemekle as we 
haue undirstand that our servitour Malice Doire and his forebearis has had ane Relik of Sanct 
Fulane callit the Quegrith in keping of us and of cure progenitouris of maist nobill 
mynde quham God assolye sen the tyme of King Robert the Bruys and of before, and made 


nane obedience nor ansuere to na persoun spirituale nor temporale in ony thing concernyug the 
said haly Relik uthir wayis than is contenit in the auld infeftments thereof made and grantit 
be oure said progenitouris ; We chairg you therefor strately and commandis that in tyme to 
cum ye and ilkane of you redily ansuere, intend and obey to the said Malise Doire in the 
peciable broiking joicing of the said Relik, and that ye na nain of you tak upon hand to compell 
nor distrenye him to mak obedience nor ansuere to you nor till ony uthir bot allenarly to 
us and oure successouris, according to the said infeftment and fundatioun of the said Relik, 
and siclike as wes uss and wount in the tyme of oure said progenitouris of maist nobill mynde 
of before ; And that ye mak him nane impediment, letting nor distroublance in the passing 
with the said Relik throu the centre, as he and his forebearis wes wount to do ; And that ye 
and ilk ane of you in oure name and autorite kepe him unthrallit, bot to remane in siclike 
fredome and liberte of the said Relik, like as is contenit in the said infeftment, undir all the 
hiest pane and charge that ye and ilk ane of you may amitt, and inrun anent us in that pairt. 
Gevin undir oure priue sele at Edinburgh this vj day of Julij, the yere of God j m iiij Ixxxvii 
yeris and of oure regnne the xxvij yere. JAMES R. 

The Coygerach of St. Fillan was long afterwards known in the High 
lands of Perthshire. The last of these deeds was registered as a probative 
writ at Edinburgh, 1st November 1734 ; and M. Latocnaye, who made a tour 
in Britain in 1795, gives this notice of the Relic, " Ayant vu 1'annonce d'une 
fameuse relique, en la possession d'un paysan aux environs, nous avons 
demande a la voir. Elle ressemble assez au haut bout d'une crosse d'e'veque, 
et est d'argent dore*. Le bon homme qui nous 1'a montre, et qui gagne quelque 
pen d'argent avec elle, vraisemblablement pour augmenter notre int5ret, nous 
a dit tres serieusement, que quand les bestiaux etaient enrages, il suffisait de 
leur faire boire de 1'eau passe"e par 1'interieur de sa relique ; 1'eau bouillone sur 
le champ quand le remede ne veut pas operer, (d'ou on pourrait conclure qu'il 
opere souvent,) et que 1'on veiiait de plus de cent milles chercher de son 
eau. . . Quoiqu'il en soit, j'ai e"te* charme" de trouver une relique parmi les 
Presbyteriens." 1 

The Relic, it is believed, has been for some years in Canada, but whether 
it retains its virtues in the New World is unknown. 

Such are the materials which a Highland charter-room has afforded for 
illustrating some centuries of Highland life. The volume will not be slighted 

Promenade autcur de la Grande Bretagne, par un Officier Fra^ais Emigre, p. 294. 
Edinb. 1795. 


as a mere collection of antiquarian curiosities, if it is found to throw light on 
the state of property and the institutions of an interesting district, and to ex 
hibit early forms of life and progressive changes of manners in its pastoral 
people. While there is enough of romance in the glimpses here opened of the 
rough life of " the good old time/' it is pleasant to think that while much is 
changed, every change has been for the better. The country, which these papers 
show us in so wild a state of lawless insecurity, has for the last two centuries 
steadily improved ; and the progress has not been more marked in the face 
of the country than in the moral and physical condition of the people, and 
their social happiness. 

0. INNES. 

0500ft of 


Qtfhofoemr fal happin to wrett anie thing concerning the 
JuUet and mateir begun in this luke, he Jail nocht do amifs 
to tak hed to the order obfervit be the firjl writ far heir of 
tuiching all the circumjlances vjed andfett down be him in this 
litill trettifs of the lyfe and deith of the firji Jemn lairdis of 
Glenwquhay : and nixt to liald thame within the compafs of 
the vtmejl lynis of 'everie page, and to draw the fmall lijnis 
betuix the quhilkis he Jail wrett according to the forme 'fett down 
in everie page wrettin. Thus far I thocht gude to advertifs the 
writtar. Bot I hope the honorable and verteous awnaris heirof 
from age to age Jail haiff 'that cair of it, that it be nocht de- 
formit ather be the wrang placing of the circumjlances of 
the mater itfelf, ather be vnlegible writt, or of tranfgrefjing 
the lynis drawin about everie page, keping alwayis the 
utmejt lynis fre of wrett nam vbi non eft ordo ibi eft 

Illustrissitno clarissimoque viro Domino Duncano 
Campbello, Domino Glenvrquhae JEquiti aurato, 
domino suo cleraentissimo et plurimum colendo. 

S. P. D. Guilielmus'Bovius. 

Felicem, Duncane, tibi multosque per aunos 
Proroget Omnipotens vitam, votisque quod optaa 
Stet tua prisca domus totidem quot secula mundus 
Versabit; multaque simul de prole parentein 
Grandaevum memoranda canat sine fine vetustas, 
Per seriem, et numeret veterem te sera nepotum 
Posteritas atavum ; tanta? cum sit tibi curae 
Prisca tuoe for tuna domus, caligine mortis 
lampridem caeca obductos revocaris vt omnes 
In lucem proavos rediviva voce loquantur 
Qui tecurn adque tuos etiarn sua facta nepotes 
Enarrent ; quae, si (qua tu virtute) sequantur 
In Domino, tua se nunquam sententia retro 
Versa feret forsan, semper sed firma manebit : 
Namque domus natique tui, nascendaque ab illis 
Progenies terras (quarurn possessio felix 
Tota tua est, quaesita tuis maioribus olim, 
Sollicitique tui magna virtute laboris 
Servata, atque agris etiam cornpluribus aucta) 
In mage diffuses non solum sedula fines 
Porriget, et late metas distendet in amplas, 
Cum mundo verum (quod det Deus) omnibus ilia 
Accumulata bonis pariter stabitque cadetque. 

Tibi in Domino addictissimus 


Anejchort dejcriptionn off the genealogie of the howfs off Glemrquhay, 

and vt/ter thingis perteininy thairto ; as is att lenth contenit in the, 

tytilljett down in the nixt leaff immediatlie following, fayth- 

fullie col/edit at the command and defyre of Sir Duncane 

Campbell Knicht andjevint Laird off Gknvrquhay 

be hisjervitour Maifler William Bowy, and 

thaireftir in this buke infert and writtin 

be the f aid Maifler William in the 

moneth ofJunij and zeir off 

God ane thowjand fyve 

hundreth fourfcoir 



ne aDmomnoun to 
^otteritie of tye ^otB0 of 

refcar, in tl)i$ genealogie 

b? blu&e, b? lauc^full birty an& name, 
9[n nc^t or ftue l^ne (0 or luifete to bee 
c^nrolD, ag one b^ terteto ant) gu&e fame 
31n nobill ranft to lefce, t^inft ftame, t^infe ftame, 
tDtcftit neiu or ttuggifcjjneg to t^ne, 

tertetc qn^tlfe in peace, tceare, feilD, ann 

pretiiceffouri0 manie 

conqueft, fteipt, ann maiD for to be 
C^air futefteppi^ tl^en iff ttjoto toill imitatt, 
toitt, fyv minDe, ann tx)l)ole insane 

tliair enC^mple fure to ia? t^ijs platt. 
(Hill t^otn tl)^ ^onour, ^otote, anD rent to ftanfc, 
Conquer, or fteip tJjingijai conqueft to t^^ ^anfc ; 

9In fa^tl), feare, ioue, fyy d5ou anD prence 

all obeDience. 



Tu, cuicunque Deus nunc dederit bonus 
Huic priicse domui nominis vt fimul 
Et confanguinitatis titulo imperes, 
Et terras (quibus olim folita eft potens 
Tarn late dominari) et populos regas 
Natura indomitos, faepe revolvito 
Tecum, quod dominum baud nobilitet domus, 
Antiquiflima quanquam et celeberrima, 
(Dicaique bine numerofam veluti ex equo 
Troiano fobolem exifle) bonum nifi 
Sele et magnanimum prseftiterit : domum 
Sed Temper dominus nobilis et plus 
Illuftret decoretque ; et domui prseeft 
Cui tails, fibi non parcit, et omnia 
Nimirum redeunt buc fua, ne malo, 
Se vivo, afficiatur minimo, et cavet 
Ne quis prretereundo ferat. ' O domus, 
Heu nunc quam dominaris domino impari.' 
Antiquse Jebovam quod domui precor 
Di6tum Temper huic abfit, et illius 
Stet fortuna diu, detque tibi Deus 
Vt virtute tua nobilites earn 
lam nunc quifquis huic imperitas. Vale. 


The genealnyie of 

the howfs of Glenmquhay, 

contening the oriainall Jlok, the 

lineall proaenie and lauchfull difccnt 

thairof. Quhairin is dejcrymt the name* 

and number of the Lairdis of Glemrquhay tJuimc 

f, thair wyffis and children, thair Jeverall conguefs 

and tiggings in thair awin tymes, tJie diftributioun 

thairof to thair eldar and fecund Jones, 

the manages off thair dochteris, with 

the tymes and places off thair 

death and buriall, as 

eftir followeth. 



ftocii an& t mm cm at originall off tijc 
off <251cntorqulia?. 

3|nprimi& J^uncane Campbell, commonlie callit 
9ttncane in &a, fcnic^t of Lodjoto (lineallie 
Difcen&it of ane taleant man furnamit Campbell 
cam to ^cotlanfc in feing fl^alcom iftanDmoir 
t^me about tye ?eir of d^on 1067, off qu^om 
came t^e ^otD of LocftotD), qu^ilfe floonfc^eu in 
fcing J^atiti Xruce l)i$ ua^ija;, &c. 

foirfaiD J^uncane in aa 3 Snic^t of 
to to^ffe Margaret ^tetoart uoc^tir to 

on qu^om ^e begatt tua fone0, 
callit arc^bain Campbell, t^e otljer namit 
Colene Campbell, qu^a W t^e firft lairn of 
d&lentrqitya? niCcennit off t^e ^otoK off 
off t^e name off Campbell, 

10 The Black Book of Tay mouth. 

off tye original! : follotoety 
lineall ana lauc^full Difcent 

Clje foirfato Colene (aulja eftirtoart toa$ Ifylitt 
Colene) reeeating from Ijig father tlje 20 
off flDftober anno 1432 tlje foutfcoir marftlanui0 
of d5lentrqu^ar 3 ttje tuentie^feWn marftlanni^ of 
31nnertnen 5 &c. 3 l^ann on Loc^o^ matreit to ^te 
firtt totff fl^atiott ^tetoart Doc^tir to OTaltir 
off aibanie (fone to 3]fobell J^ueljeg off 
ann Counter of JLennojc),, au^i 
nepartit fc^ortlie t^aireftir but TucceflSoun* 

C^e Cain ^>ir Colene eftir t^e Deceit of 
firft tx^ffe tnareit 31onett ^tetuart elDeft tioc^tir to 
COiilliam ^tetoart lorD of JLorne (tcit^ QU^OW ^e 
gatt in name of toc^irgutie ttye auc^tene 
of t^e Ura? off Lorne 3 ^ir father being tljen 
'Bot eftir I)ir fain father ))i$ Deceit tye ^aill 
fc^ip of Lome falling to ^ig t^re Docljterig 
trices t^airoff, t^e fain ^ir Colene be terteto of 



x /* 

faf is 7uae . 90 

T/ie Black Book of Tay mouth. 11 

t?ff, eineft of tlie tyree, fell to tl)e Ijaill fuperi* 
oritie of tye lornfctyip of Home ann firft thrift 
tyairoff, ejrtenning to tua ^unnretlj ann tyftie 
>n tyir tyt begatt ane Tone calltt 
Duncan Campbell, qul^a fucceDit lairD of 
nD ane Doctytir callit d5eillt0 Camp^ 
bell, au^a tceja: tnareit on fit^Cotole in Home, 

Clie fain ^ir Colene eftir tfte neat^ of I)i0 fein 
fecund to^ffe mareit ane tooman off t^e Clan&on* 
Doqu^ie, on qu^oui ^e begatt ane fone callit 
3foone Campbell qu^a t^aireftir tua0 bifcljope 
of tye 91le0, ann ane Doc^tir callit fiat^erine 
Campbell, qu^a toes mereit on flHaltir 
bailee of 'Balqu^iDHer. 

C^e fain ^ir Colene eftir t^e neparture of 
fafn t^rin tc^ffe mareit apargarett ^titling noc^tir 
to tlje lairn of Jfeeir, on quljome Ije begatt tua 
fone0, t^e einar callit 9)^one Campbell (qu^a 
t^aireftir fuccenit lairn of HatDerig) t^e otljet 
namit George Campbell, qu^a neit toung, ann 
ane noc^tir callit ^elene Campbell, qitya 

12 The Black Book of Tay mouth. 

firft mareit on flpafceane of amnamurroc^ ana 
ti&aireftir on fllpafigregoure* 

C^e feiD *a>ir Colene toag laim tye fpace of 
fourtie<eigtyt ?eirte* &i$a (b? tlje lanDis qityilfrte 
^e gatt in heritage from $i$ fat^er^ anD t^e lantii0 
qu^ilfei^ ^e fell to be toa? of manage foirCaiD) ^e 
conquefllt t^e tafeijs of t^e ten marftlanni^ of 
aucljmoir 5 t^e tafti^ of t^e tljrettie marftlanu of 
arntallonift 3 t^e ^eretable t^till of t^e ten marfc 
lann of t^e ^ott ana 3!fle of Loc^ta^ t^e four 
marfelanti of 9!nnerneill in 
t^aireftir ^e eiccambit twty 
of OBalloc^^ t^e ten marfelanfc of J^rumlean ant) 
'Blairborofe l^anti in fllpenteit^, qu^ilfeijs 
ejccambit alfo (w Calbe eftir in t^e atnin place 
clarit)* Co t^e qu^ilfti^ ten marfelanfcig 
of dSlentrqu^a? i0 lit fuperiour : 
Iantii0 foirfainij; a0 ?it remains 
C^aireftir ^e conquefit t^e fourtie marfelana of 
t^e t^re marfelann off Correqu^irfe,, 
Ije betotuit on 3j^one Campbell 

The Black Book of Taymouth. 13 

tone foirfcit), begottin a0 feiD ig on I)i0 foutt 

l)e fait) ^ir Colene being tutour to ty$ brother 
Cone Colene Campbell (qutya toes main firft (Me 
off rg?le) l)e mareit ^im on t^e CecunD fteretrice 
of Lome, ant> tyaireftir (for t^e fatour ^e bure to 
^im ant) tlje (fanning of ^i0 ^oto0) frelie fcimittit 
unto l)im t^e Cuperioritie of tye Ijail lotDfc^ip of 

ant) biggit injuring t^e tyme of lii^ tutorie to 
l)i$ brother Cone foirf^iD t^e caff ell of 3!nnerrara? 
9]tem, t^aireftir ^e biggit to ^im felff tye caffell 
of 3flanfteilqu^irn in dfflenforquljar ; Utern, 
barmeft^n toall of t^e 9lfl^ of loctyta?, ant) 
toure of ^trapljillane. 

a^emorant)um r t^e fait) ^>ir Colene t^roc^ 
taliant artis ant) manlieiD tuas matt) luucln in 
t^e 3iae of E^ot)o0 (qu^ilfi ffanDet^ in tl)e Car-- 
pattyiane ^ea neir to Caria ane countrie of 
itg) anD toe0 t^re funDrie t^me0 in Home* 

l)e feit) ^>ir Colene tjepartit tl|i0 l^ffe in 

14: The Black Book ofTaymouth. 

toure of ^trap^illane tlje 24 of September anno 


ana Ijonorablie bureit in tye ftirfe off feilmertyne 

far of tye firft laira. 

foliotoetlj t^e fecund* 

J^uncane Campbell, elfcaft anD lauc^full 
fone to ttye foirfaiD ^ir Colene, fuccefcit fecunD 
lairn of dD>lent)rqu^a^ ag faiD (0* 

Caiu ^ir J^uncane mareit 

fcocljtir lauc^full to t^e c^rle of 
on qu^ome ^e begat tyre fone$: C^e eiuatt callit 
^>ir Colene: C^e fecunn natmt artybain: C^e 
tyriu ^atrife, qu^a Deit being ane toung wan in 
tlje 3!le 'Bantyelity : anti ane notytir callit \i^ 
bety Campbell, qu^a te0 mareit on tye lairn of 




The Black Book of Taymoidh. 15 

l)e fato ^>tr ?0uncane eftir t^e Deceit of 
faiD firft tD^ffe tyt mareit flponcreiff, 

fcocljtir to ttye lairD of ^loncreiff, on qu^ome e 
begat ane tone callit Raider Sfoone Campbell 
(qutya toe$ fecund bifctyope of t^e 3]le0 of tye 
of (0lentrqul)at) 5 anD tua noc^tiri0 : C^e 
callitt ftat^erine Campbell, qu^a tue0 mareit on 
tye lairn of CullibarDin: C^e ot^er namit anna-' 
bill Campbell, qu^a te0 mareit on ttye lairD of 

faiD ^>ir J^uncane lebit lairD t^rettie t^re 
inDuring tlje qu^ilft ttme ^e obtenit tacfeis 
lanniis in CBraiDalbane, ann of t^ee 
lanui0 l^anD tmtljin t^e Came, 
tafei0 of ttye tuelf marftlann of Crantwiety. 

3tem, ^e conquefit t^e tyeretable t^till of 
baronie of -ffinlarg: dQu^ilfeijai tafe^ anD tyeretabill 
con qu cs f 01 r fait), togiUDcr untl) tlK bat I ; en c of 
l^ifc^eoir, Co^er, anD dOlenl^oun, tane of 
ling, ^e annejtrt to t^e ^ototf* 
3!tem 3 ^e conquefit t^e t^refcoir marfelanD 


The Black Book of Taymouth. 

baronie of d&lentyowt, qu^ilft ^e gaiff to ^10 fecunn 
time arcpalD foirfain, togitfoer tcitty tlje rtoentie* 
four tnarftlann of t^e t^rin of Lome, qutyilft ^e 
tufee fra t^e ^ow 

3!tetn 3 ^e conauefit t^e eig^t ntatftlanu of 
^c^eane in d^lenquoic^, qu^ilfrte ^e gaiff to 
brother 9!^one Campbell of JLatoiri^ to be 

^ t^e toin ^ir Duncan ejccambit t^e t^rin of 
Ianni0 of Colour anu auc^arnfttie^ etc,,, triit^ 
l^anD on t^e fine of JLocljfyne. 
fato ^ir J^uncane biggit t^e laic^ 
of d^lentrqu^at ; t^e great IjalL, c^apell 3 ann 
meri0 3 in t^e 9lle of Ho$ta?* 

C^e fain ^ir J^uncane tna0 0ane at t^e feiin 
off tflotDnane 3 tKit^ Ifeing 3!ante0 ti&e fern^ t^e 9 off 
September anno 1513* 

ann toe0 bureit tit^ ^i0 c^ief ^rc^bain Camp< 
bell t^en rle of Crg^le in lilntotDn^ becaufe in 
foirfain feiin t^ar neit fcaliantlie toginner* 
mcmii of tlK fccunD lan'D. 

18 The Black Book of Tay mouth. 

foim laira* 

uncane Campbell, el&att anU laucljfwll fone 
to t^e foirfato ^>ir Colene 3 fuccenit Court laim of 

faiD J^uncane mareit apariort Colqulioutt, 
Doc^tir to t^e lairti of JLu& on au^ome ^e begatt 
ane fone 3 qu^a neit in Jjte minoritie* 

Cfte foirCaiu J^uncane lebit lairD be t^e fpace 
off t^rettene ?eiri0 3 feeping all tyingte left to 
be l)i$ tnort^t preniceffounjj. 

nepartit t^(0 l^ffe in t^e caftell of 

5 of September 1536* 

ann toajs ^onorablie bureit in t^e c^apell foirfain 
of if inlarg* 

Clju0 fc^ottlie of Qefeitfc 


Tlie Black Book of Taymouth. 1 9 

ffollotoety tlje 

3$one Campbell, brother germane to tlje fair- 
J^uncane, fuceefcit fyft lairti of d&lentrqutya?. 
CaiD Ifyone mareit Station CDmeftoun, 
fcocljtir to ttye lairD of ^owTtreitl^ befoir ^e Cue-- 
ceuit lairn of dDJlentrqu^a^ 3 on qu^ome Ije begat 
tua noc^tert^: C^e ane callit Criftiane Campbell, 
qu^a tBe$ mareit on tl)e tutour of Lu#: anti t^e 
btl^er callit fl^arioun Campbell, qu^a tue0 mareit 
on aiejcan&er J^ome of argafcie. 

C^e fato 311jone letot laira f^ftene ?eiri0, qu^a, 
bef^e t^e feeping of t^e aulD leting ^aill, con- 
quefit tt)t ttoelf marfelanti of arDbeic^, qu^ilfe ^e 
left to t^e ^ot0 toitl) great ric^e0 anD floir* 

^e neceiflJt in t^e 3!le of Loc^tar t^e 5 of 3]ulij 
anno i5so 

anD te0 Ijonorablie bureit in t^e c^apell off 

meftill of tlje 

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Colette Campbell^ brother germane to tlje for* 
?^uncane ann 9I^one, fuccenit, as faiti t& 
lairn of d&lenforqu^a?* 

Cain Colene mareit befoir ^e Cuccenit lairD 
of d&lettimiu^a? Margaret ^tetx)art 5 (Uoc^tir to 
'BifcJjop aiejcanDer ^tetcart^) lan^ coniunft fear 
off 3]nc^ebrafe^ on qu^ome Ije begat tua 
: C^e einar callit iBeatrtjc Campbell,, 
mareit on ^>ir i^one Campbell of JLatiri0: 
titter namit Margaret Campbell 3 qu^a 
mareit on SP'CotDle of Eagrat in Lome* 

I)e fain Colene,, eftir t^e necei^ of t^e 
Margaret ^i0 firtt ^ffe 3 fuccening lairn 
qu^ti mareit ftattyerine Eut^toen,, nocljtir bntill 
(KUilliame Lorn !Sut^uen^ on qu^ome Ije begatt 
four fone0 : C^e eineft callit ^>ir 5^ 
eftir fuccenit lairn : C^e fecunn namit Colene : 
tyrin flpaifter $&tti&, qu^a neceifflt in 

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Court arepalD: an& four &otyteri& tl)e 
el&eft callit Margaret Campbell, qutya in ^ir pa< 
rentte t^me toe$ mareit on tlje (Erie of d&lencarne : 
Ctye fecunn Ifcatl)erine 3 qu^a Deit in ^er lotctljeiD : 
CJje t^riD aparie : C^e fourt anna0, batt^ mareit 
be t^air elDeft brother, a0 in t^e atuin place falbe 

Clje faiD Colene toa0 lairD injuring t^e fpace 
of t^rettie tyre ?eiri& in tye quljilfe t?me ^e con-- 
queflt tlje fett of tye Mngi0 Ianni0 ann C^artir^ 
lanniu in 'BraT&albane, tlje taftijg qu^airoff 
pre&iceffourig obtenit a0 i0 abone tDrittin. 
3!tem, ^e conquefit tye ten marfelanD of aucli^ 
l^ne, Cafter arUtytUi^^ anti J^otDinc^e, togiDtier 
toitlj tye Cuperioritie of fl^'jljab ty$ ^aill lanni0, 
Sltem, ^e conqueflt tye fuperioritie of tye tuentie 
marfelanu of ^tronmeloqu^an in 
91tem, ^e coft ane auto luDging in 
qulnlius conquer antJ fuperioritei^ foirfaims as 
?it remains toity tye ^oto0 

3!tem, ^e conquefit tye tuentie punD lann of 

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dftinatnbill; item, t^e fpfce puna lanfc of CDinftip 
fcn&er reuerfioun; item 3 fyt aucljt marfelanfc of 
fcingartt ; quJ)illii& toitti t^e tuelff marftlanfc of 
^ anD tafti0 of t^e lann of CranDuic^ foir-- 
tane frome t^e tytf$, ^e betotit on 
Tecunti Cone Colene* 

3]tem 3 ^e befiotuit on ^(0 tJjrto fone 
^atnft t^e tuelfi marfelann of auc^inr^re^ Con-- 
fcalifr, ann mmnatofte 3 t^e eig^t tnarftlanti of 
auc^nacroCcre, ^ennietort 3 Cireton^ ana ftillen 3 
all l^ann in Home, "But, t^e faiD apaifter $atrifc 
Departing t^iis l^fie but laucljfull airi^ of ^i0 atoin 
t^e TaiDijs lannto retumit to t^e ^oto0. 
faiti Colene in Ijfe t^me biggit tlje caftell of 
^ t^e caftell of dftrinambill in OBuc^au^intie^ 
Ijaill lunging of J^ett^ tuit^in tlje clofe, t^e 
four Mrnelli^ of tlje caftell of gilanfteilqu^irne in 
;, ant> t^e nort^ cljalmerte t^airoff, 

i^e toais ane great jufticiar all 
t?tne 3 t^roc^ t^e qu^ilfe ^e fuftenit t^ee Deitilie 
feiti of tlje Clangregour ane lang fpace, 





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ffi .^/l tio i) o~i<iij( 

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befy&te tljat Ije cauCeD ejcecutt to tlje aeatlj mon? 
notable tymmari& tye beljeittoit tlje lairD off 
Sregour Ijimfelff at ifcan&moir in preCeng of 
rle of atljoll, tlje juftice clerft, ana CunDrie 
ttl^er nobillmen. 

C^e fain Colene nepartit t^i0 l^ffe tlje elletint 
of apr^le anno 1533 in 'Balloc^* 

3nD toajs ^onorablie bureit in t^e c^apell off 
if iniarg foirfaiD* 

fat of tl)t 6 lairD. 


J^uncane Campbell, el&eff anD lauc^full 
Cone to t^e foirfaiD Colene, CucceDit feirint lairn off 

faiD ^>ir J^uncane mateit 9!eane 
noc^tir to t^e Crle of at^oll, to ty& firft 
on auljome Ije begat fefcin ConejS: C^e elDaft callit 
Colene: Ctye fecunU Robert: C^e tljriD J^uncane 

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qul^a Deit ?oung: C^e Court 3$one: ^e fpft 
C^e fejtt J^uncane: C^e Cefcint 
, qu^ilfiig ba?ty Deit ?oung: ant) four 
t^e eineft callit jftargaret, qu^a toe0 
mareit on t^e lairD of OLIeme: C^e fecunD callit 
31eane 3 qu^a te0 mareit on tlje lairn of Cainer : 
C^e t^ritJ anna0 5 qu^a toe0 mareit on t^e lairn 
of ginc^emertene: C^e fourt (Eli?abet^ qu^a 
Ueit ?oung 

C^e faiD ^ir J^uncane,, eftir t^e Deceits of 
Sleane ^tetoart J)i$ firft tu^ffe foirfato,, mareit 
Cli?abet^ ^>inclair 3 Doc^tir to i^enrie JlorU 
clair^ on qu^ome ^e begatt tua Cones: C^e 
callit ^atrift: C^e Cecunn 2Hilliame 3 qulja neit 
?oung: ann four &o$teri& t^e eineft callit 
9!eliane 5 qutya tues mariet on t^e laird of ^ilton: 
C^e Cecunn callit lwbtfy, mariet on t^e laira 
of jfetneratt: C^e t^riti ftat^erine, mariet on 
t^e lairn of ^lafecoule: Clje fourt 3!eane 3 mariet 
on t^e cErle of atyoll* 

C^in ^>ir ^uncane leirit lairD fourtie au^t 

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in&uring fyt qutyilfe fpace ^e firft mareit 
thrift fyfter 0arie on tyt (Erie of fl^enteit^e, 
ana I)i0 ?oungefi fitter annajs on t^e laitD off 
&rcl)ingla& ann pa^it tljatr tocher* 

9!tem, ^e conquefit firft tye ftte punD lanD of 
?E>ounfaUan&ei$ in ^>traittat 9!tem^ Ije conquefit 
tlje t^rettene tnarftlanD of ^rutttnoqityeill anD 
l^rumqu^aflill in at^ole, qu^ilfeig Ije beftotxiit on 
Cone foirfatt* 

e conquefit tlje ten punD lann of 
Quieter, ^ortbanfi, ^ortinellan, Ca^ 
nefcotmt, ann JLoc^banc^er* 9!tem, ^e conquefit 
ane ^alff matftlann off Cairnfcoire in fceilwa^ug. 
91tem, Ije conquefit t^e four warftlanD of 
ftnoqu^ane; all l^anu in flpenteity. 3item, 
conquefit t^e ttoentie feic nrarftlanti of t^e baronie 
of d^lentalloc^, qu^ilfei^ fte beffotmt on ^10 fecunD 
rone -[Robert 

3]tem, $e conquefit t^e eaffer quarter of 
l^anD in ^traityern 3 qu^ilfe ^e beffotoit on 

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31tem 5 ^e conquefit tye ten marftlann of tfintolicl) 
in ^traittyern, toit^ ane grate roum of dSlafcorren 
ana 'Beingufeufe in d&lenlei&naife, quljilfeig ^e be* 
ftotDit on ^10 bag Cone 91^tne0 Campbell* 

Sltem, ^e conquest t^e tua marftlann of ^lur-- 
laganbeg in d&lenloqulja,, qu^ilfe ^e befiottiit on 
l)i$ ba0 tone ^atrife ^ot& Campbell* 

3ltem 3 ^e beftotoit on l)i$ fourt fone 31^one foir* 
fain t^ee lanW0 in Lome qi$ilfri$ fell to ^im be 
tye liecei^ of ^i0 brother flgaifter 
abone torittin* 

3!tem r ^e conquefit tye fetxii0 
tit^otxjK lanui^ in CBreiDalbane of netn agane 3 in 
refpeft t^e faini^ fett)i0 obtenit be tyi$ father tuar 
reDucit anu main null, anti, agane be fcettett) of 
of annejcatioun t^ar falling in t^e fcingte 
tl)e fain $>it J^uncane 3 a0 faiD i$, 
conftranit to reneto t^e foirfaiti fetoite a^ iff 
fame ^aDe netoir bene conquefit of befoir* 

3Jtem 5 ^e conquefit t^e ten marfelanfc of 
glenfe in tlje CBrat of Lome* 

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gitem, l)e conquefit tlje four marfelana of Cotole- 
ballocl) in toafcfett frome m? LorD ^rummona, 
ana tljaireftir in anno 1611 coft tlje fame out of 
ttye grounfc from ty# fone m? JLorD of f^ert^e* 

9!tem 5 ^e conqueflt t^e aucljtene marfelanD off 
Cennaiffi^ anti Couleuairi^ tyann in OBreiDalbein 
tottftin tlie fctyireftome of ^ert^, au^ilW0 ^e 
tmiteD to t^e baronie of d&ienfallaclj* 

Sltem,, ^e conquefllt tlie fejc marftlanD of Cifter 
anu Mefter Cretclianijs l^anu in ^twfyytt in 
OBuctiqu^iuner toitljin t^e fc^ireteome of $erti&. 

gitem, Ije conquefit tye eig^t marftlant) of 
^tuiW& anD t^e fuperioritie off t^e 
off d^arrotDijs in d&lenquotcije. 

3!tem, ^e conquefit t^e fourtie frilling lanD off 
better ^tuifei^ qu^ilfiija; lantii^ of SpiDDiU ana 
meffer ^tuiftija; ^e Hifponit to $atrife Campbell, 
elDeft fone begottin betuijc ^im anD ^i0 foi& fecunD 
fpoufe Cli^abet^ Sinclair, togitfoer tuit^ 
off Coul&airte anD Cennai(K0 

9!tem, ^e conquefit t^e gleiblanti of 

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callit fyt gibert, qu^ilft alfo ^e fcifponit to 
bain Ins Tone foirfaiD* 

item, ^e conquest tlje tuelf marftlanD off Cran* 
niclj, t^e tuentie puna lanfc of ^oirinc^e 3 t^e ten 
tnarfclanD of auc^moir^ anti tlje tua marfelanti of 
lantiftno^ e#en&ing to f^ftie four marftlanti in 
tlje ^aill^ l^anD toit^in t^e lorDCc^ip of 
ant> Coper, ana tljat tot^out renemptioun 3 
taftijs qu^airof ^(0 preDicelTourte obtentt onlie of 

3Item, Jje conquett t^e patronage of 
c^antim, anno 

3!tem 3 ^e purc^eft long tafe(0 of t^e teinDte 
perfonage ant) biccarage of tlje liirfe of 

3|tem, ^e conquefit t^e 9!le of 

e conqueCt t^e lantii^ of Larg, 

toain, anu arDmofemonane., ejctenning to tljrettene 
merfelant)3 l^ann in apenteiflje, in anno 

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3Item, tye conqueft tl)e four merfclanfc of Leatter 
in ^Henteitlj, in anno IGIS, 

91tem, ^e conquefit tt)e lan&ig ana baronie of 
Lu&e ejrtenDing to tljrettie four merftlanD, ann ate 
tlje four werfelantJ of ^etnacr? l^anD toit^in 
fc^irrefbome of $erty, in anno 1619* 


feberall fotomeis of mone? ueburfit be 
fain ^it J^uncane in name of 

guDe getin toit^ ^i0 fyfteri 

feberall conquef^ renetmng of aulD fetot0 3 

bigginge, toity fotume^ gebin out be Ijtm 

tpone tt^er occafionijai. 

toc^ir getin toit^ 5i0 fitter fl^arie to 
Crle of flEtonteittye toe0 eig^t t^otofanD marfti0. 

Sltem, t^e toc^ir getin toitli ^i fitter 
to t^e lairD of arctynglag tuejj f^be 


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3!tem 3 fyt tocljir geirin tmty tyg elfcaft fcoctytir 
Margaret to fyt laira of Cfteme toes fefein tljoto 
fanfc tnarlu& anno 15, 

Sltent, tyt toc^ir getin tnit^ ^10 Doc^tir 9]eane 
to ttye lairn of Cainer toeg febintene 
marft(0 3 beC^De fejc t^otxjfann marftiis for 
ana abul?ementi& anno 1601. 

Sltem^ tye toc^ir gebin tit^ ty& Docljtir 
to t^e lairu 31ttcljemattene <wt$ ten t^otufanti 
puntii^ anno 1609* 

3]tem 3 getin for tye f^te punD lann of J^oun-- 
in ^traitta^ to arcpalfc Campbell of 
four ttjotBfanfc marfti^ anno 15. 

3|tem, gefcin for t^e t^rettene marfelann off 
J^rumnoqu^eill ann rumqu^aifllll in 
to t^e lairD of ^oturie ifot^ringame fetin 
fanti marfei& anno is. 

3!tem 3 getin for tl>e ten punn lann 
Quieter, ^ortbanfe 3 &c3 in flpmteitye to t^e lairts 
of OBurlie twelf t^otxjfann marfti^ anno 15. 

3]tem, getin for t^e ^alf marfelanD of Catrnnoire 

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tn feilma^uge to ane 3pt)one c 3!nDoire 
Ijun&retl) tnarbi& anno 

3|tem, getin for tlje foure marfelanD of 
ftnodjane in flponteitlj to l^arie ^>d)atD of Cam- 
bufmoir four t^otDCanU tnarfei& anno 

91tem, getin for tl)e tuentie feic tnarfelanti of 
<0lenfallacl) in Carrore to t^e lairD of arc^ingla0, 
to tore Campbell, ana to C&arli$ Campbell Ijte 
o^e ttpentie four tl)otD^nt> marfei& anno 

9!tem, for tfte Cafter quarter of aponiee to 
Cofcljeocli four t^otpfann marfti0 5 anno 

3!tem 3 getin for t^e ten ntarfelann of i 
in d&lenlei&nafe to tlje lairn of Coultebragane, 
for t^e grafrotome of d&lafc^oren anD 
to 3^rummonD of fetin 

marfti^, anno 

gitem, getinfor t^e tua marftlann of ifturlagan 
m d^lenloc^a to 3$one ^Honteitlj alia0 
tua tljotDfana marfti^ anno 

91tem 3 gebin for renelmng of tlje fetoi0 of 


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lannte in /Bretoalbene to tlje fting 
tua t^otDfanfc marfei& anno 

3ltem 3 geirin for t^e ten tnarftlanD of 'Bra?* 
glente in tlje Bra? of Horn to t^e lairD of Barbrefe 
tua ttjotDfenfc warW^ anno 

3Item 3 gefcin for t^e tuoufett of tye four 
of CotrJleballoc^ in t^e bra^ of d^lenquo^c^ to 
JLorn J^rumtnonD ftte ^unfcretl) marfei0^ anno 

9ltem, getjin for tfte eig^tene marfelann 
Cinnaffi0 anD Coulenairi0 to t^e lairD of 
creiff f^ftene t^oufanti marfti^ anno 

3Item 5 getin for t^e fejc marfelann of cHfter ant> 
defter Creic^ani^ in QBucIjciu^iDlier to Captane 
QBalfour of Corrie tljre t^otr)Cant> marfei^ anno 

3ltem 3 gefcin for t^e eig^t marfelann ann ane ^alf 
^tuifei& anD for t^e fupertoritie of tlje 
in ct&lenciuo^e to t^e lairn of 
'Baillec^ane f^te t^otoCann niarW^ anno 1599 

31tem^ getin for t^e fourtie frilling iann of 
defter ^tuiW0 to t^e (Crle of at^ole 
fann marfci& anno 1599* 

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9!tem 3 getin for fyz gletblanfc of #*on?ee to 
Latnrence d&raljame tljre tl)otCantJ marto& anno 


item, getin for tlje tuelf marftlanfc of Crannic^e, 
tlje tuentie puna lann of jHoirincl)e 3 ttye ten marfe- 
lann of auc^moir^ ann tl)e tua marftlanu of fcanfc 
ftnoft, to tlje lairD of 2Heme 3 eig^t ann tuentie 
tljotDfanD marfti^ anno 1602* 

3!tem 3 in anno 1611 getin to t^e Crle of 
for tlje foirfaiD lanni0 of Couleballocl) in 
queclie tua ttjotDfanfc anD f^ue ^unnret^ marfei0 

gitent, getin for tl)e pennicle anD refilling of 
Cafter JLeDclirofft to ailafter apein?iej3 four tjun-- 
Dretl) puntii^ anno 

getin Robert ^ibracl) !5amfat alia0 
for tyi$ fetttDnejs of t^e lannte of Corn-- 
carmift^ ^rtic^tll^ie, ^ortnellane,, ann t^e forreft 
of flpamelorne, four liunnretl) punDi^ anno 1617* 

Sltetttj getin for t^e riglit of tlje patronage of 
3!nfcl)el)aDDan tua tljour&nti merfti^ anno 

item, getin for long tafcte of tlje teinWjs bait^e 

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perfonage ann iricarage of t^e ftirft of ti5lenur< 
quljai? ti&rie ti&oufann merfti& anno 

Sltent, gefcin for tlje rig^tig of 9|nc^efaill ane 
tljoufann merfei& anno 

Sltent, geirin for ttye lanuto of JLarg, 
/ Branau^ail?e 3 CDtiralecftatiet^^ 
ann arnmofemonan 5 ejctentiing in t^e ^eall to 
t^rettene merftlanti^ to t^e lairD of iftnoftiill t^ret-- 
tene t^oufann merfi 3 ann for pafling of t^e tnfef^ 
mentis tljairof t^roto t^e feillis fejc ^unDret^ 
anno i6is 

3|tem 3 getin for t^e four merfelanfc of Leatter to 
lairn of Mppenros tua t^oufann tuerfete anno 
1618,, ann for tye pafling of t^e infefttnentis 
tljairoff t^roto t^e feillis four ^unnret^ merftis* 

in fetn of tlje f^in ^>ir J^uncane t^e ftfce marft* 
lanD of 'Bailliegounuill in JLefmoit, main refigna^ 
tioun t^airof in t^e liannis ann fatourig of t^e 
fain ^ir ?^uncane ann ^10 airi0 3 fuperiouris 
t^airof an perpetuam remanentiam 3 for tlje 

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quJjilft refignatioun tlje fait) >ir ^uncane pa?it 
to tlje fain 3il)one ane ttjotofanD punDiis mone^ 
ana tl)at tpone fyt jcjrtrii, Da? of auguft anno 


^ir J^uncane foirfaiD in ^i t^nte biggit t^e 
caftell of jffinlarg, pitt 5 anD office IjotDte t^airoff, 
repairit alfo tlje cljapell tl)airoff, anD DecoteD t^e 
fame intoarniie titl) patement antJ paintrie, for 
t^e digging anD tarftmanfc^ip qu^airoff^egaiff 
ten tliottifanD pundit anno 15. 

3]tem, ^e biggit ttye toure of ac^allanoure,, for 
tt)e tuarftmanfc^ip of t^e qu^ilft ^e gaiff ane 
tl)ott)fant tnarfti^ anno 

31tetn 3 ^e reparit t^e caftell of 31lanfteilqu^irn in 
d5lenl)rqul)at intoarfclie ann outtuarDlie, for t^e 
reparing quliairoff ^e gaiff marfei^. 

9jtem, ^e biggit t^e ^otof0 of Lod&Doc^att, for 
t^ee tDorftwanfc^ip quljairof lie gaiff tua 
tena marfti0, anno 

3!tem, Ije biggit ane greit IjotDte in 
in JLorne of four ^otuja; ^eic^t 3 t^e latoeft 

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tljairoff tooltip Cor tlje tporftmanfcljip guljairoff 
Ije gaiff f?te tljotofanti marW& anno 1601. 

9|tem 3 Ije biggit tl)e Ijotofg of OBarc^altane in 
JLorne 3 anti entiit it anno 1609^ for t^e 
fc^ippe au^airof ty gaiff ten tljotnCanD 
anti attour tlje plenifc^ing t^airof* 

3!tew 3 t^e ejcpen of tl)e tuarft anfc tratell main 
be ^im in flopping of tlje tater of a? frae tie^ 
Crowing t^ee place anti ?artii0 of 'BallocJj ejctenuit 
to ten t^otufann marfei& anno i6os, 

agentorantjum* C^e faiu ^ir J^uncane tuejs 
toartiit in t^e caftell of CDinburc^ in ttye monet^ 
of 91uni| in tlje ?eir of ct^on 1601, t^roc^ tlje occa^ 
fioun of certane falg leijs anti forgen intentis 
of ane J^onain a@onteit^ alias 'Barroun of Cur-' 
ane tt^er callit ^atrift ap c ^uene ane 
anti tiepr^beti minifter 3 au^ilftis fal0 
anti forgeti intentiounte anti calumneis alletigit,, 
noc^ttoit^ftantiing tija? ter netir qualefeit nor 
protDUt, ?it in refpeft of tlje pobir and gretiie 
courteouris for tlje t^me tlje faiti ^ir J^uncane 




of Tat/ mouth. 


Detenit in toarDe till l)e pa?it to tl)e &ing 
courteouris fourtie tljotatanD marftig, 

gitem, in tlje monetl) of aparclje in tlje ?eir of 
dftrt following, i602 3 t^e foirfaia ^ir ^uncane 
infeft l)i$ elDaft Cone Colene Campbell in fee of 
ijaill lantJig! ba^tl) toit^in t^e fc^irrefbome of 
a0 ^ert^ 5 qu^airbpone l)e Deburfit tl)e 
fotum of tljre tljotofand 

31tem, t^e faiD ^ir J^uncane pad out off 
lanD t^e f^ftene Da^ of 3pr?le in t^e ?eir of 
1602, ant) paft to tl)e courtija; of Slnglanti anD France, 
t^aireftir t^ocl)t gutie to tafe a tieto off tflan* 
ann off tl)e toarrijai of t^e totone off flDiftent^ 
ann t^aireftir returning tljrocty Slttglann come 
^ame to ^cotlanD* 

9]tem, t^e faiD ^>ir J^uncane in anno IGOS anD 
anno 1604 ^ane great toeariu toitl) t^e Clangregori0, 
at qul)at t?me tlja^ brunt to ^im tl)e barronie of 
, t^e barronie of CotoleDair anD Cinnaiff^ 

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tlie tuelf ntarfelanfc of CranDic^ fyt ^aill lanfcte 
of t^e barronie of d&lenfallocl),, t^e ten punn lanfc 
of QBoc^aftill in Sonteitlje 5 ann t^e Ijott# of 
t^e fftait^ au^airof ejtenDit to ane 
t^otofanD mating; for t^e an^ilfetg 
ann intoilerabill faftig eig^tene of tlje 
principality of t^e Clangregour ter tane to CDin^ 
ann t^air tuer ^angit ann quarterit; 
nameg eftir follotDi0 aiefter $o? ftf 
gour of d^lenfc^ra^ (quljo te0 ^ung on ane 
about ane eln ^eic^ar nor t^e reft),, c^regor 


ric^e in acljatue, CBilliame >ig jift^eill in 
^ 5^uncane ^ailefter a c ailetter in ifer* 
ane JH C dE>regour a'iljeille in amettjnaft, 
d&regor jE c d3regour ca^ntioc^ie in !Soro 3 ailefter 
^t c Dnt)oc^ie d^Clertc^e in c^lengotDlannie, &l> 
lefter ^'Cton 2J f Connoc^ie in Critgarroto,, 
jH'Coulc^eir in QBalau^inner, J^uncane 

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<0regour in <0lenogili, 
or in Correcljranfeie, ailefter #i c <i&regor O 
in Xraiftlie, dffregor jft'j&icoll in arfcbeiclje,, 
come flDig a c >lcl)allume flDig Oi c >ulcl)eir in 

atrift amntonaclje in 
t^ir foirCaiDi^ tljat toer 
l)angit at t^e mercat cros of CDinburglie, tljair 
tr>e0 funDrie ttljeriis liangit tl^air ana in 
places qul)ai0 nanteg tuer fuperfluoujs to totett* 

attour ISobert Campbell, fecunD Cone to t^e 
^ir J^uncane^ perfetping ane great number of 
t^ame t^roc^ t^e countrie, in ena otertufee t^ame 
at CBanetoeg in ttye Q5ra^ of d5lent)rqu^a^ 3 quljair 
^e fleto ?^uncane abroc^ ^d&rego 
fone d^regore in arDcl)^llie, j^otogall 
jE'Coulc^eir in dSlengtle tit^ ^i0 fone ^uncane, 
Cl)arli0 i^^regour ([J'ciBane in TBraifelie, 
toer principality of tl)at bant> 5 toit^ tuentie 
of t^air compleiflijai flane in t^e c^ai0 

Clje gallop quljairon t^ee 
foirfain tner ^angit tDej5 maiD eftir 

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tlie forme of ane croce (on t^e ^eic^ar pane 
qu^afrof ^letter ^dSregour of <0lenfcJjra? ^im> 
felf toes mountit abone tlje laiff as fait) i$) toes 
callit tljaireftir ;fft c <0regouri0 gallon^, botl) be> 
caufe it te0 main of fett purpofe for t^ame 3 anti 
for t^at t^air tne# fa monie at one^s ^angit 
on 3 cju^air t^roto boflj t^e furname of 
gour anD t^e gaUoug! tcejs main a comoun pro-- 

C^e Jfting ^i0 ^laieftie Bering of t^e great 
rebellioun ann oppreOloun praftifit be t^e Clan^ 
gregour of netu agane in anno i6io 3 fent from 
inglann t^e Crle of J^ounbar for tailing orner 
t^ame^ anD for fettling of peace in tJjee 
^e ^atie Done in t^e fout^e borDeri^ of 
befoir* 3nD amangija! tt^erijs noble anD gentle 
men tlje faiD ^ir J^uncane tne0 burDenit to 
pitrfue t^e faiD Clangregour for ruitting out of 
t^air pofteritie anD name* C^aireftir t^e Crle 
of J^ounbar reterit ^imfelff baft to tlje iftingi^ 
3inD in tlje monet^ of ifebruar anno 

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1611 tlje Clangregour being ftraitlie perfuen, 
tufce tljame felffte to tlje gjle callit Sllanfcernafc 
in jttonteitl), d&utyairtpon tlje Secret Confell 
implo^efc tlje Cain ^ir J^uncane anu fctljerte gen 
tlemen in tlje countrei^ about to beCeige t^ame 
liuljilft being begun, tl)e feige tue0 ^aiftelie Diflbl< 
tit tftroc^ ane tenement ftorme of fnat 
fain ^ir uncane I)i0 folftijs reteiring 
Robert Campbell ^i0 TecunU Cone 3 Ijering of fum 
oppreffioun Done be a number of ti&ame in ttye 
J^uncane I)i0 lanniis,, tufee tlire of t^air 
, ann in t^e tafting ane toe^ ttaine 3 tlie 
tua ter Cent to cftrinburglje, about t^i0 
t?me t^e rle of J^ounbat: Departit t^i0 l^ffe, tpon 
t^e occafioun of tu^oi^ Deit^ t^e 
c^atgit be fefcerall commitCon^ t^e rle of 
anD t^e raid ^>ir J^uncane ann t^air freinui^ to 
perfue t^e Clangregour* Du^airtpon tfte coun< 
fell appointeD ane meting to be in (EDinburcJ) of 
all tljair lannaorDi^ auliair t^e fain ^>it 
cane being amangis t^e refl Direftit out of 

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burcl) for attenning on t^e countrie 3 I)i Cone 
Robert ann 3$one Campbell fone to tlje lairn of 
JLatBiri& ciulja tteto tlje maift fpeciall man ann 
proun tymmer of t^ame callit Hljone 

in ^tronferna, ann ttiit^ ^im 

Slmmeniatlie t^airefttr 3 t^e fain 
J^uncane awning in cninburclj ttiit^ t^e reft of 
^i# fone0 ann freinnijs attenning on t^e 
Confell 3 t^e Clangregour brunt t^e 
marftlann of d^lenfcrqu^a^, t^e tuentie punn lann 
of d^lenfalloc^, t^e ten lib* lann of jftocljafter 
in ^lonteitJ) 3 t^e tuentie punn lann of #birru< 
au^ill perteining to Colene Campbell Latmrte 
brot^er 3 t^e eig^tene marfelannijai of Cotoinarijs ann 
Cinnateg ; ann in t^e Cofc^e of dBlenl)rqu^at t^e^ 
tlett) fourtie great meari^ ann t^air follotnari& tDit^ 
ane fair curfour fent to tlje fain ^ir J^uncane 
from t^e prince out of Jlonnoun, ann fra t^at 
furtlj t^e Clangregour ^ein t^ame felff toginner to 
number of ti* or tii fcoir men 3 till t^e fain 
?^uncane eftir J)i$ returning from Cninburclj 

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aireftit furtl) l)ig fone Bobert accompaneit toitl) 
Colene Campbell of abirruqutyl to perCue tyame, 
quljo follotoit tljame ftraitlie tljrocl) 'Balquljiltoer,, 
jttonteitl), ana Lennox ana araue t^ame to tl)e 
forreft of 'Beinbuie in c^rg^le, qu^atr tya? tteto 
^atrift jH f d5regour fone to J^uncane in d^len, anD 
tufee jl5eill iH^regour baftaru to dSregor ^fi c ane, 
tuitl^ ttl)eri0 ftue 3 qul)om tl)a^ Ijangit at tlje 
Cofclje quljair tfta^ fleto tlje meari& and from 
tljat cljaiffit tljame ftraitlte to t^e montlie tyat 
I^i0 betuijc Eannocl) anD / Ban?enoc^ 3 t^at from 
tl)at t^me furtl) tlja? txjer fo fcattereD tyat tlja^ 
netuir mett agane abone tlje number off ten or 
tuelff* anD from tl)e monety of ^Hai; in t^e faiD 
?eir tlje fertice toejs follotoit furtl) be t^e fain rle 
of (Erg^le ann ^ir J^uncane anD t^air freinni0, 
innuring tl)e qu^ilfe t^me t^air tce0 tane ana flane 
be tlje fain ^ir ?^uncane ^i0 fonejai ana fertanDis 
to tfte number of fijrtene of t^e faiu Clangregour, 
91tem, t^e tocher t^at ^>ir J^uncan Campbell 
of d^lenurqulja^ Iftnic^t gaitje toit^e Cat^reine 

44: The Black Book of Taymouth. 

Campbell tyi$ Docket naturall to ^atrife 
ardour of CerretnaDtcij t&e$ alletin 
merfete in anno 1611, 

item* in Jftairclje IGIS ^>ir Duncan Campbell 
of tifflenurqulja? tfcnicjjt paft to JLonnoun to ^ij5 
jHaieftie 3 ann reteint ^ome againe to ^>cotlant> 
in jHai; t^aireftir* 

t^e aulD laic^ Ijall of d^lenurqu^at ann 
airofj hot ane ^ou^ ^ig^t 3 being ruined 
it toe0 teetiifiet ann repast to tua ^ou0 ^ic^t^ 
toitty ane c^ttnna^ on t^e tyfce lajall t^airof^ be 
^ir J^imcane Campbell of d^lenu 
in anno i6i4 3 for t^e timrfemanfc^ip qu^aitof 
gaif t^rie tJjoufanti merftijs mone^* 

3]tem 3 ^>ir Duncan Campbell of 
Jftnic^t gate to 3!oljnne ^rummonn of 
moc^e for renewing of t^e rig^t anti ^eretable 
tttill of dSlafqu^orie in anno 1614 ane 
t^rettie t^rie puntii^ fe? fc^illingi^ auc^t 

9!tem 3 ^>ir Duncan Campbell of ct&lenurqulja? 

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fcnicljt gaif for tua lefferentig ana ane nrnteine 
?eir taft tljaireftir of tlje tein&te of t^e ifcirfc of 
JWert in dSlenurqulja? in anno 1014 ane 
punfcte mone?* 

3!tem, ^>ir Duncan Campbell of 
ftnicljt gat ane n^ntein ?eir taft of t^e 31le of 
incljefaile for putting of fellotu neir t^airin fra 
arcl)bauin rle of &rg?le anno 1614* 

3tem 3 ^ir uncane Campbell of d^lenurau^a^ 
Ifcrncljt caufit rnaft parftijs in "Balloc^, finlarge 3 
d^lenloqu^a^ ann d^lenurau^a^, ana caufit Cato 
acftorni^ and feto of fir t^airin 3 ant) plantit in tlje 
famen ?oung fir anfc birft in anno i6ia ann 


91tem 3 getin be *a>ir ?^uncane Campbell of 
dSlenurqulw Jftnic^t of tocher tuit^ ^largret 
Campbell ^i0 noc^ter naturall in ianuar anno 
1615 to ^eto iHacquorconill fiare of ^antelantii^ 
tuell ^unuret^ merfeijai mone^ 

gjtem, ^ir uncane Campbell of d^lenurqu^at 
&nicl)t gaif to ^>ir 2Hilliame ^teuart of 

46 The Black Book of Taymoutli. 

tuilie for ane n^nteine ?eir taft of tlje teinfcig of 
Culfcarte ani> Cennates tlje fofome of tua Ijun&ret^e 
punfcte mone? in anno 1615, 

gitent, ^ir J^uncane Campbell of d&lenurauJja? 
ftnic^t gaif to ffiiv. jljeill Campbell perfone of 
d^latne t^e tia^ of j^iai; anno 1616 ?eiri$ for 
ane n^nteine ?eir tafe of tlje bifc^op of JLifmoir or 
arg^le ^(0 quarter Sirft of ^fert perfonage anti 
ticcarage t^airof t^rie ^unnret^ t^rettie t^rie 
puntii^ fejc fc^illing auc^t penned mone^* 

3!tem 3 tpone t^e font!) f^n of t^e clo0 betuijc t^e 
great toure ann fcitc^in of ct^lenurau^a^ t^e tua 
laiclje reliant tt)it^ ane loft abone tljame anD ane 
capell abone tlje loft ter compleit in j&airctye in 
anno i6i6?rtrfe 3 flje ejcpenfe au^airof tieburfit be 
?^uncane Campbell of d&lenurciuijat Enic^t 

fftoe ^untiret^ punt>i0 mone^ at cwljilfe t^me 
flair going frome t^e clo0 to t^e fain tour 

3jtem 3 ^ir ^uncane Campbell of 

gaite to arc^bauin (0rle of argtle for 

Tlie Black Book of Tai/mouth. 47 

renewing to l)im of tlje fecuritieg of 'Braglennte 
in anno IGIS anc tljotofanu pun&ig mone?* 

3!tem 3 ^tr ^uncane Campbell of d&lenurqu^a? 
ifcnicljt gaif for tlje buil&ing ana repannge of tlje 
iftirfi of d^lenurqulja^ callit Clacl)anD?fert, being 
altoginner rotoinujs anD Decant in anno 1015,, 
compleit in fll^ai) in anno IGIG ?eiri0, ane 

in tl)e monet^e of flDftober in anno 1615 
?^uncane Campbell of d^lenurqu^a^ finicljt 
caufit put felloto Deir anD cunn^ngig tuit^in 
91le of^nc^efaile. 

31tem, in t^e monet^e of flDdober anno 1615 tlje 
lairD of Laia)eri0 paft tp to HonDoun, anu nef^rit of 
lji$ apaieftie t^at ^e tcain treit to tl|e Council 
Denting tye Counfall to fenti for t^e lanniflornijs 
of tl)e Clangregor tyat t^e^ toain grant ane con* 
tributioun of f^iftie punu out of tl)e merfelanD, 
fl^aieftie tcalD finD ane toa? t^at naine of 

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tlje Clangregor fouia troubill ane? of tljair lanaig 
nor poffeg tl)ame 3 bot tljat t^e lan&ittorfcte 
bruife tljatne paceablie; Cor LatBerte luit 
flgaieftie to twrterftant) t^at^ gif ^(0 $ineg t^alti 
grant ^im t^at contrabutioint, t^at ^e fouin gett 
all t^ete turnip Tatlen: au^airin tretolie JLatxjeriis 
^ait) natter pouar nor tno^an to Do it. C^e Coun-- 
fall toreit for t^e lantiiflorni^ fie a^ t^e rle of 
JLinlit^gotD 3 t^e lairD of <i5lenurqul)a, t^e lairn of 
Mtymt, aiejcantier ^c^ato of Cambufmoir anfc 
C^e reft of t^e lantiiflorni^ came not* 
CJjancellare inqutrit of t^ame t^at toes pre-- 
fent 3 g(f t^et tcain grant to t^e contrabutioun 3 
cnrtjilfrig all ?eilDit to 3 Caifann ct&lemmiulja^ qu^a 
fait) ^e tualD not grant tJ)airto 3 feing tyi$ fl^aieffie 
^aiD burDnit ^im to concur twtye t^e Crle of arg^le 
in perfetoing of t^e Clangregot, becaw ^e fenett) 
^e toalD get tnoir Tfeait^e be tlje Clangregor nor 
all t^e lan&iflor&te lajalti* l^eirefter t^e Counfall 
toreit for t^e lant)iaortii0 3 anti Detyrit t^ame to 
t^e contrabutiowt, anti ^(0 agaieftie^ toill 

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it fouiD be gttin to tlje iairD of Latoerig. 
dSienurquija? refuifit be reaffoun ti)at Ije nebir 
?eilDit to tije contrabutioun, anD tije reft of tyt 
ianDittorDig tl)at toe0 abfent t^e firft Council 
nar tl)at tl)e contrabutioun tDe0 grantit refuiCt tlje 
contrabutioun in l^femaner. ^ua t^e lairD of 
iLatoeri^ toes nifapointit of tl|e contrabutioun- 
<0lenurqu!)a? Quarrellit tl)e lairD of Latteris ann 
breitljreine tljat I)e fouin Ijaibe tain fie inter* 
in I)anti b^ l)i# aDt^fe^ for to perturb tl)e 
iairD of d5lenurqul)ie0 lanni0^ feeing ttjat fte] 
toe0 fyt iairD of d&lenurqul)ie0 toaffeli anD feink 
man cum of I)i0 l)ou& ant> a!0 I)i0 fifteri0 fone, 
ant> tljat, quljen Laueri^ l)ou$ tnalD l)aite toraifeitt 
in LatDerig fatl)eriiaf t^me, t^e iairD of d&ienur-- 
qui)a^ tuift in i)i$ mother, i)i0 breiti)rein 5 anD 
fifterijai in i)i0 i)ou^ anD faifit tije i)ou0 of Latuerija! 
fra rotoein anD turaife* 

3!tem, in ti)e moneti) of December in anno 1615 
ti)e iairD of LatDerig foci)t ane fuit of ti)e Council 


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for interteineing of tljrie or four fcoir of tlje bairnte 
of tlje Clangregor, anfc tiefyrit t^e CounCell to 
burfcein t^e lan&iflor&te toitl) tlie fototne of tua 
merftte in tlje monetl) tljairfoir* ^e 
of dfflenurqulja? nef^rit t^e lairD of JLatoerte 
antJ ty$ iret^rin not to truble l)im tottl) tl^at 
fuit, feing t^at t^et ftnetu t^at ^e ^ain gottin 
tnoir ffeaitije of t^e Clangregor nor all tlje fubtec^ 
ti0 of tlie ftingnome 3 ann t^at lie Ijaia Done ntoir 
fertice to ty& a^aieftie nor all tlje reft in oppreffing 
of t^e Clangregor* JLatuerte refuiflt t^at d^len* 
urqulja? foulD Ijaite ane^ curtaflie^ hot t^at fte 
Coulti pa^ as t^e reft tiiti for interteniment of tlie 
bearni^ of t^e Clangregor* tfor t^e quljilft re-- 
fuifall dSlemmii$a? mett tnit^e t^e 
fie a0 tlie Crle of CullibarDin^ t^e dBrle of 
Iit^goto 3 t^e (Erie of ^ert^e,, nt^ JLorD 
anti t^e reft of tlje lant)iaorDi0, ant) t^e^ tuft 
burning t>pone t^ame felffig for ane fpace to inter- 
teine^ t^e bairni^ qu^airbt Latueri^ tue0 
apointit of Ijig tua t^oufann 

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giteiu, tljairefter tl)e Crle of argyie gate of 
apaieftie tl)e fynnig of tlje receptarte of tl)e Clan* 
gregor, anD tl)e lairD of Latteris anD l)i$ breitljrein 
for tlje t^me beanti Da^lie toaitariis on tpone tl^e 
(Brie of arg^ic gat ti)e fourt pairt of tlje ftnmja! to 
tl)ame felffte. d^ienurqulja^ DeC^rit tl)e lairn of 
LatDcrig anD 1)10 l)rcitl)reine tl)at Iji0 tennentijs 
foulD not be trublit in tlje ftnnijs,, CeanD tl)at I>e 
anD I)i0 tennentig l)aiD maiii moir Certtce to Ijt0 
apaieftie on tl)e Ciangregor nor all tlje reft of tlje 
fubiefttjai in ^cotlanD, anD l)aiD gottin ntoir fftaitl) 
be tliame nor t^ame all, anD tljat it toe^ no 
reaffoun tl)at I)i0 men foulD be fynneDj feinge 
countrar toeg Ijeallalie brint anD finDrie of 
tennentijs flaine in tljat fertice* Hatoeriu anD 
breitljrein anfuerija! toe0 tl)at tl)e^ toalD grant 
no courtage to d&lenurqulja? : quljairbpone d^len-- 
urqu^at poftit tp to LonDoun to l)i$ fliaieftie, 
quljair tl)e rle of argrie tne0 for tl)e prefentt, 
anD Declarit to I)i0 fl^aieftie lioto t^at ty& ten-- 
nenti& nottoitl)ftanDing of tljair guiD fertrice anD 


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great fftaitl^ toes preffen to lie ftnnen^ qu^ilfe 
$)aieftie neclarit W no reaffouo, ann Cua tnreit 
noun to tlje Counfall netyrittg [tljat none] of 
dSlenurqul)ie tennentig or feruennig fonlD be 
trublit toit^ one^ of t^e foirCaiDi^ f^nni^. Co 
concluU 3 tl^e l)ou)5 of LatDeri^ l)e# bein terie ton^ 
graitfuli to t^e ^ou0 of (0lenurqn^at at ail ttljer 

^ in t^e wonet^e of anno 

t^at t^e lairn of 

charter ann feafing of t^e fejt merftlann of 
dSlenatttonD callit 

lairti of JLatueri^ beanti hot tajtrfman of t^e fain 
tnerftlann to ttnqu^ile annro Cofc^eoc^e of 
and pa^it to l)im fejc nterfe meale ann 
airfoir 3 a0 al0 pa^it t^e lairD of d3len* 
t^efoirfait)i0 meailte for t^e fpace of ten 
or tuell ?eiri0 efter t^e fain fcmqul)ile annrotD ^i^ 
ann t^e lairn of d^lenurquliat conteinotoinge 
tptafting of ty$ meallis for ten or tuell ?eiri& 

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pairtlie tljrotD negligence anD ourficljt, anD pairtlie 
tljtoto curtaffie 3 tl)e lairD of LatDerig Den?it 
plainlie tljat euer I)e pa?it ane? Detotie for tl)ei# 
lanDig atl)er to tlje fart tmquljile antirotu 
ofcl)eoclje or ?it to tlje lairu of OTenurqulja^, bot 
alleiDgit tl)at tljeija; lanDijat toer pairtitf anu per-- 
tinenti^ of btl)eri# I)i0 lannijs ati;acent tljairto, 
nortoitl)ftanntng tl)at tlje Doubtil of tl)e firft taft 
tljatt eter tlje fain tmquliile annroto Cofcljeoc^e 
gaitoe to tlje faiD lairti of Latnerigof tljeiis lannijs 
toe0 opinlie prefentit ann fubfcr^uit be tlje fain 
lairD of JLatoeriiS anD tl|e faiD tmquljile anDroto 
Cofcl)eocl)e anti tl)e foirfaiD lairD of ateri0 
poffeflig aj3 ?it tl)e f^iD fejc nterftlanD ntoift falttie^ 
^ anD 

9!tem 3 in t^e ?eir of ct^oD ane t^otuCanD fejr 
IjunDretl) anD ftiftein ?eiri0 tlje foirfaiD lairD of 
aterij0i callit 91ame0 Campbell tuife t^e forreft 
of QBinmoir in d5lenDoqul)art ofoer tl|e lairD of 
(0lenurqul)ie0 IjeaD moift tonft^nDlie anD 

54: The Black Book of Taymouth. 

ana t>nnatural? 3 b? ty$ bantiig of fitoelitie quljair- 
b? Ije tueg buna tljat Ije foulD natter taft lan&i& 
poffelEouneg nor tafeig quljilfti^ tlie lairn of 
poffefli^ ; au^ilft forreft of OBintnoir 
iein bruftitt ann poffett be t^e lairni^ of 
tl)ir ^unDret^e ann foirfcoir 
fett tljir greate torangi^ 
Done be t^e lairn of Latxieri^ [to] t^e lairDt^ off 

b? tieutie anD all reffoun^ 
enter into no lofee ann freinDfc^ip 
ou# of JLattieri)5 qu^ill t^ei^ torangte be 

f ollomjsi ^eir certane nta foutne^ of monet 
Depurfitbe^>ir J^uncane Campbell febint 
lairD of d&lenfcrqutya? for lanUijJ conqueft 

3!tem 3 getin be t^e fain ^>ir Duncan Campbell 
for t^e lantii^ ann baronie of Hifte ejrtentiing to 

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tljrettie four merfclan& 3 ana for tlje four merfclanD 
of $ctnacrp, to tl)e lairD of ginfcljemartene ten 
tljotofanD fejc l)unfcretl) time fcoir Ceir puna, 
ttyrettene fcl)illingi& four penned ana for pa( 
ing of tl)e infeftmentig tljairof tl)rotx> tl)e feallijs 
ane tljotpfanD inerfti0, anno 1019; quljiift lanDte of 
LuDe ann ^itnacrr tuer fault) to aiejcanner !Robert= 
foun, anD tl)e fupertontte tljairof to tlje erle of 

3!tem, tlje fain ^ir ?^uncane Campbell, fetint 
lairD of dSlenurciuljatj conquetft fra Coline Camp* 
bell of ambeicl) tl|e aucljt merfelann of Mngartt 3 
in ^tratljerne, in jQotember i6i9 3 an& gaite 
tljotofanD merftijs mone? t^airfoir 3 anD for 
paflBng of tl)e infeftmentija; tl)airof tljroto tlje Ijeall 
regifter ann feillija: ane ljun&retl) ann fiftie punui0 
wonef ; aul)ilfe aucl)t merfelanu of Mngart t^e 
fain ^ir J^uncane fcifponit to f^atrift Campbell 
fear of J^almarfeglen ty$ naturall fone, to be 
Ijaultiin feto of tye liouis of enurqulja^ 

91tem 3 tlje fain ^ir J^uncane conqueift fra 

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31o^nne ^cr?mgeor of ^ufcop ftnicljt, conftabill 
of ?^un&ie 3 tlje aucl)t merfelann of CDinfeip alias 
(Eftimfc l^anti in XalQUljitfoer, in 3!unij i62o 3 anti 
gaifce fyfce tljotDfanD merfei^ monet t^airfoir^ antj 
for pafllng t^e infeftmenti^ tliairof tljrotB 
^eall regiftertjs anD feillig ^e gaite ane 
ann fiftie punni0 nrone^ ; qu^ilft auc^t marftianti 
of CDinftip aliag CDUni^: tlie faiD ^>ir J^uncane 
tiifponit to ^atrift Campbell of a0utlaganbeg ^i0 
naturall fone 3 to be IjaulDin fetK of tlje I)ou0 of 

3!tem 3 Ije obtenit infeftntent fra t^e fcing 3 
^eretable forreftrie of fll^amelorne^ QBentafierl^ 3 
finglenbeg 3 anti tfinglenmoir., anno 1617. 

item, t^e fain ^i* J^uncane Campbell of (t&len> 
trquliar iftnic^t gate in tocher to Robert 3rting 
of iffe&Drat, fecunn fone to tlie laitti of 
toit^ ^i0 fecunfc noc^ter callit Cli^abet^ 
bell, procteat betuijc ^im anu name li?abetl) 
Sinclair ty& fecunn fpoufe 3 tl)e foume of eletin 

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tljoufann meting* l)e? toer mariet in tl)e fiirft 
of Canlmioir fcpon tl)e Court &a? of December anno 
1621, &nD tl)e faiD ^tr J^uncane beffotmt tpon 
ftyt faiD li?abety Ijir brr&ell anD brtuell clot^iis 
tl)e foume of four tljoufann tnerfet^, 

3!tem 3 in tl^e titonct^ of December anno 1621 
Coline Campbell of arDbeicIje, being brother 
fone to ^ir J^uncane Campbell of d&lentrqulja? 
^nicljt, ant brogljt tp tnitlj tlje faiD ^>ir un^ 
cane a$ I)i0 atoin fone qu^ill ^e came to fyt age of 
tuentie ane feiti^ l)i& ^aill lann0 being tailleit 
to t^e ^oufe of d^lentrqu^ar^ anD al$ t^e Cain 
Coline for foumes of mone^, gratitutie^ ann 
Gnfcrie guDe nein^ band anti oblift ^imfelf in moft 
drift forme of obligations netir to Cell, annalie, 
^ DelapiDat, or put atoa^ on? of ^i0 lantii0, 
&c^ b? t^e ^oufe of (0lenbrqu^a^, 
failing of airi0 male [gottin of t^e f^iD Coline 
^10 atoin boDie* Zet nottit^ftanDing of 
fiDelitie, anD ^anDtorite, lie Difponit 

toi?* t^e tuentie punD lanD of CDinampill, 


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ant) fyt au$t punt) lanD of ane anti 
to &rcljibalt) Campbell brother to tlje laira of 
Latoeri& fail?eing of tlje fait) Coline Ijte airig 
male 3 in anno 1621, 

91tem 3 fcpon t^e t^rettene fca? of februari; in 
anno 1622 tlje ftingi^ fl^aieftie rent) 3]oljne 
tjebar CngliCc^man, toit^ ttljet; tua 
in l)i^ companie 3 to fie ane au^^t 5?nt) t^at 
in Comc^iba 3 qutyilft ^tt) t^e fait) 
fato in Corric^iba tpon tfte ml tiat of ifebruarii 
anno 1622. 

9!tem, t^e fait) ^>it J^uncane Campbell^ fetint 
lairD of d&lenfcrciulja^ gate in toc^et: to Walter 
ap'iffarlane fear of d^artatartan^ tnitlj 3!onet 
Campbell ty$ naturall tioc^te^ tlje foume of tua 
tljoufant) ant) f^te liunDret^ metfeij5 Ije? trier 
mariet in t^e feirfe of Sillin on t^e 
of aiuguft 1622 

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3jtem, tl)e Cain ^ir uncane Campbell, fetint 
lairD of <E>lentrqul)a?3 conqueflit from ftailliame 
tl)e lanDig of $etljer Cullibannacljar 
in ^traitljerne in tlje monetl) of 3juni; anno 
i623 3 ann gate l)im elletin tljoufanD merfti^ for 
fame, anD Ije gate for tl)e fciD SHilliame 

confent, anD to CnDrie ttl^er perfoneg 
intere^ for t^air gooDtwllis ann confenti0, 
ann for pafllng of t^e infeftmentija! t^airof ttyroto 
tlie ^aill regifterijai anD feilli& t^e foume of ane 
tljoufanD merfti^ mone^* 

91tem, t^e faiD ^>ir J^uncane Campbell, fetint 
lairD of d^lentrqu^a^, gate to ^i ba0 Cone J^onalD 
Campbell for ty& renunciation of t^e lanDiu of 
Creiacljang aD perpetuam remanentiam tua 
tljoufanD punDi0. 

3|tem, tlje faiD ^ir J^uncane, fetint lairD of 
tiNentrqufyaf; in t^e monet^ of 9!uni; anno 1623 
conqueift fra Sotyne j^rummonD t^e lanDija; of 

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Cullibennacljar tyann in ^>trait^erne 3 anD 
gate tyim t^e foume of f?te tljoufanfc tua ^unfcretlj 
ann ftftie merfete Cor t^e fame; ana fte gate for 
ty$ to?fi confent, ant) for paffing of t^e ^aill 
infeftmentig t^airof t^roto t^e ^aill regifferig ant) 
feall(0 3 ane t^oufant) merfete mone^* 

91tem 3 t^e fain ^>ir J^uncane Campbell 3 febint 
lairD of dSlenforau^a?,, in t^e monet^ of 91unij 
anno 1023 gate for ratifications of t^e ricl)t of 
t^e teintii^ of JLefmoir 3 and for granting of netu 
infefttnenti0 of tl)e lannte of ftillen 3 CerretDin 3 
^ anD ^u0nacrofc^e 3 liana in t^e ^le of 

item, t^e fain ^ir J^uncane Campbell, fetint 
lairn of d^lentrqu^a^, in anno 1623 antancit to tyi$ 
fone IRobert Campbell of d^lenfalloc^, ann to 
31o^ne apaftnougall in # erlocjan, to big ane fait 
pan on tlje fain ^>ir ^uncanejs lanni^ of 
nellin Lome t^e foume of tua t^oufann 
qutyilft Calt pan te0 buiinit in tlie foirfain ?eir 

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3]tem, tl)e Cain ^>ir J^uncane Campbell, febint 
laira of dSlentrqulja?, in tlje monetl) of 
anno 1024 coft tlje tuentie merfelanD of ^tronme- 
locquljan ana d&lenftrae fra d&regour 
(TOregour, $atrift anD Ctxjine fll^ 
breti)er 3 callit all for t^e t?me flj^urra^i^ anD 
gate to tljamc for tliatr ricl)ti0 anD 

lann(0 tlje foume of ten tljoufant) 

9!tem 3 tlje fait) ^>ir ^uncane Campbell, febtnt 
lairD of dSlenfcrqitya^, tpon t^e tent Da? of 
jQotember anno 1624 gate to &rc^ibalD Campbell, 
brother german to t^e lairD of Latteri^ for tl)e 
^eretable ricl)t ana title of tl)e tuentie punD land 
in I3alqul)i&t)er callit d^lenampill $tc*, totl) t^e 
Ijoufe ann place tljairof callit CDinampill, anD for 
tlje tuelf merfelann of J^errie ana &rubeiclje, ann 
for t^e fejc merfelanD of arDcl)al?ie lifter in 
d&lenDoqul)art, tlje Coume of fourtie ftte tljoufanD 
merW0 mone?; quljilftig tuentie punD lanti in 
'Balquljittoer callit (CDinampill anD d^lenampill &c. 


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t^e ftoufe t^airof ann remanent lannis before 
mentionat, t^e fain ^ir J^uncane Campbell gate 
in gift to ^atrift Campbell tyi$ laufull fone pro-- 
treat betuijc l)im anD ?E>ame li?abet^ Sinclair 

^ t^e fain arc^ibalfc Campbell^ brother to 
lairn of Latoeri^ bruifiit t^e foirnamit lan&ig 
onlie t^rie teiru$ 3 auften tjje famine trier coft baft 

fra Jjim be t^e fain 
before mentionat* 
3]tem^ tlie fain 
lairn of 
jgotiember 1624 to 

?^uncane in maner 


J^uncane Campbell^ fetiint 
gate tpon t^e tuelf na^ of 
fone ^atrift Campbell of 
tpon t^e toonfett of t^e four punn lanfc 
^ t^e foume of four t^oufanti 

anno 1625, 

Itettt, t^e fain ^ir J^uncane Campbell, fet)int 
lairn of ct^lentrqu^a^ fcpon t^e auc^t na^ of 
3]anuarij anno 1625 gate in ^elp to $i$ fone 

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Campbell of Cul&arig tlje foume of tua 
tljoufanfc merfete* 

31tem, tlje faiD ^ir J^uncane Campbell, fetint 
lairD of d&lentrqulja?, tpon tlje fetint Da? of 3]unij 
1625 gate in gift to 31ame$ Campbell ty$ naturall 
Cone, qulien t^e faiD 3]ame$ coft tlje lanDi0 of 
3 ane tl)oufann 


3!tem, t^e faiu ^ir J^uncane Campbell, fetint 
of dSlentrqitya^ tpon t^e 27 of tfebruarij 
anno 1026, gate in ^elp to J|i0 fone ^atrift Camp-- 
bell of CDinampill tlje foume of tua tljoufann ane 
ljun&retl) t^rettie tlirie punDi0 fci tiii D, 

3item 3 tpon tlje auc^tene Da^ of 3]unij 1626 
^ir J^uncane Campbell, fetint laira of d^lentr- 
qu^a^, mariet SJeliane Campbell, ty$ elDett Doc^ter 
procreat betuijc ^im and ?ame li?abet^ &in< 
clair l)i$ fpou& tpon Sioline dE>ornoun appeiranu 
of 'Bufefeie, anD gate toit^ ^ir in tocher guDe 
auc^tene tljoufanD merfiijs, ann beftotoit tpon 

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Jjir br^Dell anD br?fcell clotyte four 

d&enologie of tye Clangregour* 

Spafcetnin a<ailafter fl0 f c0f egour in anno 
rairifcljit l^elene Campbell Hotter to 
Coline Campbell of d^lentrqu^a^ ftnic^t 
^elene Campbell txieia; toiDotx) anti lati^ of 
anD fcljo tDe0 ratofc^it C^e foirfato 
not rig^teou0 air to t^e fllp^regour, bot 
principall of t^e Clantioulc^eir* 

ioljne fl0 c tx)in begat bpon t^e foirfain 
3 ailatter ap^regour of ct^lenftra^ 
mariet ane Doc^ter of t^e lairD of 
being twttootD to ^jljac^tan of 

^ig ailafier flp c (0regour of d^lenftrat begat 
tpon t^e fait) Hotter of tl)e laird of 

regour of dDlenftrae anti 
brother* C^e faiD io^ne Diet of 

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ljurt of ane arrotn going betuijc d&lentyoun ana 

d&regour iHop I)i# brother fueceifcit to Ijim* CJje 
rain dSregour ISo? mariet tlje lairD of 
Docljter, ana begat tpon ^ir ailafter 
gour and 9!ol)ne J^otD fl^^regour ^i0 brother, 
Cljija; forCaiD d^regour !So^ toeg execute be Coline 
Campbell of dSlentraulja?, 

ailafter !Ko^ flp f d^regour CucceiDit to tlje forfaiD 
c0regour ty$ fatljer, anl ^aD no cljilfcren bot ane 

execute ann ftangit at t^e niercat croce of 
3 anU forfaultit, in anno 1604, 

to ap^regour, brother to t^e fait) 
c d5regour 5 ntariet ane Docljter of tlje 
lairti of protean apurrati^ anD begat tpon 
5 ^atrift, anD c^toin flGWregourig* 

a9 c d5regour toeg ttaine in d^lenfrune 
be ttye lairD of Lu0 anno 1602, 
d&regour fl@ c (0regour, fone to tye Cain 31o^ne 
fl0 c d5regour tljat toe0 flaine in d^lenfrune, 

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fuccetoit air to tlje forfaiD ailafter Bop flE 
I)i0 fcncle, ^i# d^regour fll^regout, tcitlj con-- 
Cent of ^atrift ant) ctwn fl^tiSregourig l)i$ bret^er,, 
tiifponit to a>ir ?E>uncane Campbell^ fetint laird 
of d&lentrqulw, t^e lanni^ of ^>tronmelocljan 
ant) d^lenflrat for t^e foume of ten 
tnone? anno 1024. 


g!tettt> in t^e tnonet^ of 31ulij 1627 t^e 
fl^aiefiie itnpofit tpon ^ir J^uncane Campbell^ 
Cefcint lairD of d^lentrqu^a^ t^e Dignitie of Snig^t 
baronet^ anD gate ^itn infeftment tnDer t^e great 
feall of ane certane quantitie of land in Uota 
^cotia 3 for t^e quilfe t^e fain ^>ir uncane pa^it 
to ^ir CHilliame aiejcanner of flpenftrie finic^t 
foume of t^rie tljoufann nterfti^ anD ftte 
merftte for pafllng of t^e fait) infeftment 

91tem, in t^e monet^ of apr^le 1621 t^e 
J^uncane Campbell fetint laird of 

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qulja?, began to big t\)t parfe of finlarg, ana 
compleitit tlje fame in tlie monetlj of 3!ulij 1627, 
tpon tlje bigging quljairof Ije beftotmt ten tljou> 
fanD merfeig money* 

3!tem 5 in tlje ?eir of dSoU 1627 ^ir J^uncane 
Campbell^ fetint lairn of d^lentirqu^ar^ caufit 
big ane brig ofcer t^e matter of Jloclja^ to tl)e great 
contentment an& toeill of t^e cuntrie* 

3!tem, in tl)e monetl) of 3uni; anno 1627 ^ir 
J^uncane Campbell, fetint lairn of dfflentrqulja^ 
being in tlje fcingg apaiefteijai fertice aganeja; t^e 
Clangregour, tuift ane remiflioun of l)i$ flpaiettie, 
for t^e quilft I)e gate four t^oufanD 

3!tem, tpon t^e jcjrii, na^ of i^arcfte anno 1628 
^uncane Campbell, febint lairD of (0lentr-- 
gate to arcljibalD Campbell, brother to 
lairD of JLatoeri0,a0 curatour to 3!ame$ Camp^ 
bell of aberurqu^ill, tlie foume of tua ljunnretl) 
ant fourtie punDi^, anD t^at for fecuring t^e Cain 

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uncane of tlje taftig of fyt teinfcig of tije 
of ifintillic^ anti Singartmoir^ anti for t^e 
Decrete of prorogatioun t^airof* 
gitettij in t^e ^intierenti of &pr?le anno 1623 

^uncane Campbell^ fefcint lairti of OTentr- 

mariet ftatlierine Campbell^ ^i0 t^riti 
laufull Docljter procreat betuijc 5im ann ame 
Sinclair l)i$ fpou^ fcpon aiejcantier 
fear of ^unoulic^ ant) gate in 
tocher tnit^ ^ir t^e founte of ten t^oufann ann 
f^te ^untiret^ merfti^ anti beftotoit tpon ^ir to?' 
Dell ann brttjeu clot^i^ four tljoufana merfti0 

3!tem 3 in fomer anno 1623 ^>ir uncane Camp* 
bellj fet>int lairn of dSlentraulja^ builtit ane 
I)oufe tipon t^e teft f^ne of t^e clofe of ifinlarg, 
of tua tyoufe ^eig^t 3 conteining four fair djaltneri& 
qu^airtpon ^e beftotoit t^e foume of ane t^oufann 
merfti^ ntonet* 

91tem 3 in ^arteft anno 1623 ^ir J^uncane 
Campbell^ fetint lairD of ct^ienbrqu^at^ tiireftit 
elfceft fone Coline Campbell fear of 

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qulja? to 31nglan& for performing of Come of 
effairig tljair, quljairtpon l)e beftotoit t^e foume 
of tua tljoufanti merfete money. 

anno ..]<>2<j. 

3]tem 3 in tlje ?eir of dSoD 1029 3!ol)ne lord of 
Loufcoun, being einett fone to tlie lairn of LatDeri0 5 
anti mareing tlje ^eretrijc of JLouuoun^ claiming 
rigljt to tlje lairD of d&lentrqul)ain$ Ianuij5 of 
QBenDeralocl) be tirtetu of ane aulD cljartar^ quilfe 
lie allegit l)e l)at) of tlje Caitii^ lannijai grantit be 
&ing ISobert QBruce to ane ^>ir uncane Camp-- 
bell, qul)om ^e allegit to be prefciceffour to l)i$ 
tu^fe; tlje faiD 3loljne lord of Louuoun pairing 
intentit actioun tpon tlje fato c^artar, 
cane Campbell, fetrint lairD of 
toairit bpon tlje latD, anD gate in compofltioun to 
t^e fart Slotyne lord of Loutioun for t^e renuncia^ 
tioun grantit be l)im anD ^i0 laUt of tljair rig^ti^ 
of tlje faiaig lanni^ of OBenneraloc^, t^e foume of 
tuentie tljoufanD merfti^ mone?, 

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in tlje Comer quarter anno 1629 tlje faid 
uncane Campbell, fefcint laird of dSlenfcr-- 
, buildit ane Ijoufe fcpon tlje nortlj fceft tyde 
of tlje clofe of finlarg, of tua Ijoufe ^eig^t^ con-- 
teining tua fair c^almer& auljairtpon Ije bettotoit 
foume of fyfce ftundret^ pundit 


tpon t^e fejct of giunij anno i6so ^ir 
J^uncane Campbell of d^lentrqu^a^ Jftnic^t^ feirint 
lairu of (0lenl)rqu^a^ mariet feane Campbell^ 
^i0 ^oungeft lauc^full Docljter procreat betuijc ^im 
and ame Cli?abet^ ^ttclair J)i$ fpou^ fcpone 
ane noble erle 3jo^nne (We of at^oll 3 ann gatie 
tmty ^er in tocher fourtie tljoufann merfti^ and 
beftotoit tipon ^ir br^dell and br^dell clot^ijai 
t^oufand merftijs* 

3!tem, in tljte ?eir 1630 t^e faid noble erle 
Crle of Stroll pretending ane rig^t to t^e 
landi^ of d^lenloc^a^, and certane tt^er fete 
tnitljin t^e lordCc^ip of J^ifc^eor and Co^er^ be 

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irirteto of am ctyartar grantit be fcmquljile feing 
9Iame0 tl)e fyft of ttortljie memorie to tmqul)ile 
3]oljnne rle of atljoll ane of lji lordfcljipig pre< 
diceOburig, t^e faiD ^>ir J^uncane Campbell, 
fetint lairn of d^lentrqulia^, gate to tlje CatU 
31ol)nne (Erie of &tl)oll for renunciatioun of Ijtg 
rigl)t t^at J)t pretentJit to t^e toDi^ lanDt^ tlje 
Coume of tuentie t^outonti 

item, tlie CaiD ^>ir J^uncane Campbell of 
C5lentirau^at 5 &ni($t baronet, of gude memorie, 
Departit tl)i0 l^fe in CBalloc^ tye tuentie t^rin Ua^ 
of 91uni; t^e ?eir of d^oD 1031 ?eiri0, being lairD of 
d&lenforqulja? fourtie auc^t ?eiri0, anD fourfcoir 
ane ?eir of age : 

anD toe0 Ijonorablie bureit in tl)e c^appell of 
finlarg be tyig elDeft fone ^>ir Coline Campbell 
aucljt laird of d&lenforqulja?, being accompan^it 
noble and honorable freindijs and neiglj< 

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bouri& J)i$ brethren, ant) tye reft of 

of tlje name of Campbell come of [ttye] J^oufe. 

far of tye Ceirint lairn of 

anno Domini 
ifolloui^ t^e auc^t lairD of 

a>ir Coline Campbell of 
baronet, eineft laufull Cone to ttje 
tmqu^ile ^ir J^uncane, fucceinit attest lairn of 

beinij fiftie four ?eir0 of age* 
fait) ^ir Coline mariet 91eliane Campbell 
tioc^ter to i^etB HorD loutioun* 

feia ^>ir Coline beftotoit anti toairit bpon 
fat^erijs fitnerali^ qitya tce0 ^onorablie 
bureit be Jjim in t^e c^appell of tfinlarg t^e fetint 
of 9!uli) 1631, fetin t^oufanti merfeijs* 
91tem, t^e fait) ^ir Coline tpon tlje is of 91li; 


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1631, gating aggriet tmtl) J^ame Cli?abetl) 
clair 1)10 mother tn late, gate tyir in contentatioun 
of l)ir rigljt of terce of l)ir tmtqul)ill IjufbanD 
l)atll lanDis anD of tlje tl)tiD of I)t0 mot)able0, 

[for] ten t^oufann meting* 
9!tem, tl)e faiD ^>tr Coline tpon t^e fain 13 of 

i63i gate to l)i$ brother ^atrift Campbell of 
in full contentatioun of I)i0 baitne0 
pairt of geir, portioun naturall, ann ttl)eri0 foume0 
of ntone?, guini0 5 anD geir quljatfuntetir tljat ^e 
cult) claime tfttoto ty& tmquljile fat^erijs 
fetin tljoufann 

anno 1632, 

9!tem 3 t^e fain ^ir Coline toairit anD beftotoit 
tpon I)inging0, filft beDDi0, and ttlier furniture 
anD plenifllng tl)at ^e bought for ^i$ l)ouC0 of 
Xallocl) anD -Jfinlarg, tl)rie t^oufanD merfii0. 

3]tem, tlje faiD ^ir Coline caufit big ane D^fte 
of ftane anD l^me about tlie cljappell anD happen 
of ifinlarg, quljilfe I|e0 ane fair entrie from 


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tl)e grein be ane penn ?ett, quljair tljair is grafcin 
tpon tlje ttter fpne of tlje faiD ?ett tlje refemblance 
of ane tnort^ean, ann tpon fyt inner fybt t^airof 
t^e repreCentatioun of t^e anatomie of fceatlj ; 
and ^e0 alfo ane tt^er ?ett going from t^e faiD 
c^appell rairn to tlje clofe 3 tpon tlje Ijeati qu^airof 
i0 gratin t^e fain ^>ir Coline ann t)i$ Ian? t^air 
ann namejs ; tpon t^e bigging of ttye qu^ilft 
lie beftotuit t^e foume of ane t^oufann 

apair^ ^e biggit ane n^fte of ftane ann 
about tlje clofe tDit^ ane great entrie ?ett 
qu^airon ^e beftotoit ane t^oufann punni^. 

g]tem;tlje fain ^ir Coiine gate to tlje (Me of 
l^ert^ ann to t^e Counted of ^>utl)erlann ^i0 
neice 3 for ane nifpofitioun ntain be t^ame to tlje 
fain *a>ir Coline ott all rig^t ann title t^at tlje? 
cuin claime to t^e lannig of apinie ^tuicfei^ ann 
fc^iballoc^ attD for certane auin infefmentig of 
tlje fainijs lannijai netyfcerit be t^am to t^e fain ^ir 
Coline^ tua t^oufann 

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anno Domini 1633, 

gitem, tlje fain ^ir Coline gate to ty& brother 
$atrife Campbell of CDinampill, in compleit pa?< 
ntent anD fatiffaftioun of ane bans grantit be 
tmqul)ile ^ir J^uncane Campbell of d&lentrqulja? 
ann tl)e faiD ^ir Coline to tye TaiD 
banu ijs Daitit in tlje $eir of d^oD ane 
fann Cejc ^unDretl) tuentie ?ein^ tlje foume 

of tljrettine tljoufanti merfeau 

91tem 3 t^e Cain ^it Coline beftotoit anD gate to 
ane Germane painter, qu^om ^e entertanit in 
^i0 lioufe auc^t moneti^ anD t^at for painting of 
tljrettie broaD0 of t^e Ifcingis of ^cotlanD 3 anD of 
dSreat QBritannie, f ranee anD 31relanD 3 anD tita of 
tljair agaieftei^ &uein$ of guDe tnemorie, anD of 
t^e feiD ^ir Coline ty$ atnin anD ty$ preDiceffor^ 
portrait^ qu^ilfti0 portrait ar fett tp in tJje 
Ijall anD Calmer of Dae0 of t^e ^oufe of 
foume of ane tljoufanD 

76 The Black Book of Tay mouth. 

&nno Domini 1634, 

gitent, tlje tain ^ir Coline caufit fclaitt tlje tua 
eljalmerte t^at are in tJje toeftmoft enn of tlje clofe 
off iffinlarg;, ana beftotoit t^aitbpotr t^e foume of 
tua tljoufanD merftij5 

tye fain ^>ir Coline coft tua flann of fpne 
^ingingg for necortnent of ty$ ^ouf& for 
qu^ilft ^e gate t^e foutne of ane tljoufanD 

item 3 ttye fain ^>ir Coline gate for names 
naprie t^at ^e caufit bring ^ame out of 
if lanneris fetin ^unnret^ merfeis* 

Sltent, t^e fain ^>ir Coline pa?it at 
1634 to $)r* aiejcanner JLofeljart of 
brother german to ttnqu^ile a^ungo Loftyart of 
jSet^er i^otonoun^ quljilft twcju^ile ^ir ^uncane 
Campbell of d^lentrcju^a^ Snic^t tees atioann 
to t^e fain apungo, t^e foume of tljrie t^oufann 

The Black Book of Tay mouth. 77 

omtm u>34. 
item, tlje Cain ^>ir Coline, Iji0 c^eif m? ort) of 
Lowe being in great Debt ant) Derating t^e CaiD 
Coline ty$ ^elp to releite J)i$ lorfcfclnp of 
Came, t^e fait) ^>ir Coiine gate I)i0 lotnfc^ip 
at apart^me^ 1034 tl)e foume of auc^t t^oufanD 


item, t^e faiD ^>ir Coline gate tnto George 
3]amefone painter in cEDinburg^, for ling Iftobert 
anD fting J^atit) OBru^fe^ Iingi0 of ^cotlann, and 
C^arleia; t^e firft, ling of d&reat CBrittane, France 
ann 3]relan&, anD ^i0 flpaiefteija; ^ttuein, ann for 
n^ne more of tye dDueinjs of ^cotlanti, t^air por< 
traits qu^ilft^ ar fett tp in t^e ^ali of 'Balloclj, 
foume off tua ljuntirety t^riefcor punni0 
t^e fain ^ir Coline gate to t^e 
George Slamefone for t^e Inig^t of 

, anD tlje 6r8 Counter of arg^le, anD fejc of 

78 The Black Book of Taymouth. 

tlje lad?0 of dSlentrciuIja?, t^air portraits, and 
ttye faid ^>ir Coline l)ig atoin portrait, qu^ilfts ar 
fett fcp in tlie Calmer of deas of QBalloc^, ane 
fourfcoir pund& 

anno omim 1636, 

a@a;eftie gating (toit^ confent of t^e eftateg 
of t^e ftingnome of ^cotlanfc) obtenit t^e annuitie 
of t^e teinni^ of t^e ^aill lanDte tcit^in t^e 
fain lingtionte, tlje fain ^>ir Coline bought tlje 
annuitie of t^e teintii^ of ftte attain lanni^ for 
qu^ilft ^e pa^it to $i$ apa;eftie0 t^efaurar 
foume of tua t^oufann merfi^* 

^e fain ^ir Coline, finding ane nefeft in 
rig^t of t^e laicft patronage of t^e Mrft of 
antiin, and of t^e tafe of t^e teinDi^ fallowing 
t^airon, t^roug^ triant of t^e bifc^op and Dean 
of ^imfeelD t^air fubfcriptioun t^airto, ^e mofcit 
Dean and bifc^op to fubfcr^te t^e fame, and 
obtenit t^air ratificatioun t^airof, and gott 
ane netu taft from flpr, C2Iilliame a?eniei0, t^en 

The Black Book of Tay mouth. 79 

perfone and tricar of gincljaddin, of fyt teindis of 
tl)t faid parocljin, for tlje quljilft Ije gate tljem 
tlje foume of ane tljoufand merfct$* 

31tem, tlje faiD ^ir Coline, finding ane nefeft in 
\)i$ riglit of tlje tafc of tl)e ^alf teinui^ of tlje iftirft 
of J^ifart in d&lcntrquljat;, quljiift ij5 l)auinin of tye 
proteft of Mltnun^ l)e tuife ane neto anD perfeft 
r?cl)t tljairof, and gate for t^e fame t^e foume of 
ane ttjoufana punnij5* 

9item^ t^e fain ^ir Coline caufit big ane 
of Cane and tyme about t^e clofe of 
quljilft I)e0 ane great penDit ttter ?ett of prettie 
tueiil ^etcin ann engratit aittar tDorfe, and ane 
?ett tljat goes from tye clofe to tlje garden of tlje 
tyfte Detain and engratit aiflar toorft^ qutyairtpon 
l)e beftotoit tlje foume of tua t^oufand merfiis* 

3Jtem, tlje faid ^ir Coline in tlje monetlj of 
apr^le $ ti c tljrettie aug^t ?eiri0 mariet ane 
battard fifter of Iji0 callit fl^arie Campbell tpon 

80 The Black Book of Taymouth. 

ane gentlman callit g^nne ^enfcirfone of 
ffer&owm, ana beftotoit on ^ir tocher, brtfiall 
ana brtfiall clothes t^e foume of four t^oufann 

ir J^uncane Campbell 
fetint lairn of (te>lent)rqu^ar^ tiepairtit t^(0 tyf 3 ^e 
left of Debt tpon J)i$ ^ouCe 3 qu^ic^ tce0 botwtoit 
from ^ir ^entirie 2BortilatK^ C^almerlann to 
^Queine anna of tBOttJ)ie memorie, of t^e tent(0 
of ^unfermelins tlie foume of fefcen t^oufanti 

9!tem 3 t^e fain ^>ir ^uncane gate banti to 
Campbell 3 brother germane to 
Campbell of Latteri^, for t^e foume of 
t^otofanD merft^ qti^ic^ foume, together 
t^e forfain fefcen tljotcfann marft^ toe^ all 
tjje tiebt t^e faiD tmqu^ill ^>ir J^uncane left tpon 
^i^; ^oufe 3 except ane latter proWfioun left be tlje 
faiu ^>ir J^uncane to 3!on ann arc^ibalD Ijte 
ejttenDing to fejrteen 

T7ie Black Book of Taymouth. 


tljat tlje faiD ^>ir ^en&rie 
ttritlj content of *=nr Coline Campbell aucljt lairfc 
of d5lent>rqul)a?, aflingnefc tlje fata foinne of feten 
tljoufanD marfes to t^e forfain ^ir &rcljibalD 
Campbell, fo tl)at tlje Cain ^ir Coline a^ air to 
I)i0 father became Debter to ttye CaiD ^ir 3ircl)ibalD 
for tlje foume of tuelf tljotDfonn merfe^* 

gitem., tl^e fain ^ir Coline, augljt lairn of 
brqulja^, g^^ b&nb to tlje fait> ^i 
Campbell in anno iGas for tl)e foume of 
t^otufann merft^ b? tlie forfaiD foume. 

31tem, t^e fain ^)ir Coline in anno 1640 left in 
lega^ie to t^e fain ^ir ^irc^ibalD tlje foume of ane 
tljotufanti merfeaL 

, tl^e fait) ^>ir Coline gatoe to t^e faiD a>ir 
3 being agent to tlje faiD ^ir Coline, 
Dureing ^i0 Wttme tl)e foume of 

item, ttye f^iD ^>ir Coline gate to ?^ame 
betl) ^>inclar, relift of tmqu^ill ^)ir ^uncane 

82 The Black Book ofTaymouth. 

Campbell tyi$ father, tyi banD in contentatioun 
of tyir conjuna fie lanD& ?rirl? of ttye foutne of tuo 
ttyotofanD fyfoe tyunDretty fourteen punD& is & 4 D, 3 
tmtty ottyer commodities ttortty fourfcoir four punus 
be ?eir* 

91tem 3 ttye faiD ^>ir Coline in anno gato 
ane bann to tyi0 brother ^atricft Campbell of 
CDinample for fatiffaftion of foume nifferis be^ 
tuijrt ttyent, autyairof ttyer i0 mentioun mafce in 
ttye Cair> ^>ir Coline tyis teftament, of ttye foume 
of auctyt ttyotofand merftis* 

3!tem 5 ttye faiD ^>ir Coline ana Robert Camp- 
bell of d&lenfallocty tyis brother became cationeris 
for ^atrift Campbell of CDinample, qutyen ttye 
feiD ^atrift coft ttye lanns of (0lentarftane 3 for ttye 
qutyilfe cationrie ttye faiD Robert pa^it to ^ir 
9lrctyibalD Campbell JLatueris brother ttye foume 
of tuentie tuo ttyotufanD merfei0 3 a$ ftall be efter 

3!tem 3 ttye faiD ^>ir Coline in anno gatoe 
banD to giotyne Campbell of Clactyift, brother 

The Black Book of Tay mouth. 83 

germane to ^>ir g]ame$ Campbell of LatDiri& of 
tlje foutue of fyfce tyunDretl) punD. 

3!tem, fyt fait) ^ir Coline in anno 1014 gate 
band to J^ame Sluliane Campbell ^i0 fpou& for 
tlje Ijalf of tl)e moteableg anD infig^t of ty& ^oufe, 
of tlje foume of ten ttyotDfcnD merfei0 

31tem 3 t^e faiu ^ir Coline in anno 1640 con* 
fentit to gitue to t^e faiu J^ame iuliane Camp* 
bell 3 in fatiffaftioun of ^ir conjunft fie lanDjat, 
?eirl? of t^e foume of n?ne t^otDfann tuo 
marW0, quljiclj toe0 pa^it ?eirl^ efter 
be ^>ir Robert ty$ brother* 

3tem 3 t^e faiD ^ir Coline Uifponit anti Colt) in 
anno to J^uncane Campbell of 
t^e lanD0 of ennic^?ne anD J^ennic^aftill, 
in 'Bunranoclj, for t^e foume of auc^t 

91tem, t^e faiD ^ir Coline in anno 1639 gatoe 
out of mone^ for fctraifcing t^e letter of ^or$ anD 
futt impofit tpon ^im be t^e parliament anD 
efteatw of ^cotlanD t^e foume of 

84: The Black Book of Taymoutli. 

3[tent, tt)t fain ^ir Coline in anno i64o left in 
legate to tyi$ fotter arc^ibain Lorn of Lome t^e 
foume of fejc tljotBfann merfti& 

tlje fain ^>ir Coline left in legate to 
3!uliane Campbell ^i# fpous tt)t foume of 
t^rie t^otofann merfti^, 

9!tem 3 t^e faid ^)ir Coline left in legate anu 
nifponit to ^is bretlireen and freintus fourtie 
meiri^ t^at toeir in d^lenloc^a^ 
infc^alDine 3 ana dSlenloclja? 
metric tceir tuott^ tlie foume of tuo tJjoufanfc 

item 3 t^e fain ^>ir Coline Campbell of 
toqu^a? Inrc^t barronett of gune memorie nepaitt 
l^fe in QBalloc^ t^e fe^t Da^ of September 
?eir of c0on 1640 ^eiri^ being lairD of 
n^ne ?eiri^ ann t^rtefcore tl^rie 
of age* 

ann toes ^onourablie burien in t^e c^appell of 
finlarg be l)i$ nijtt brother ^>ir Robert Campbell 

The Black Book of Taymouth. 85 

n?nt laira of dSlentrqulja?, being accompan^it 
trritl) t)ifceri$ of l)t# Ijonourabill frein&s ant) 
neighbourly \)i& bretl)reen 3 ann tl)e reft of 
freenDijai of fyt name of Campbell come of 

far of tl)c aucljt laitD of 

anno Domini 

f ollotois tl)e npnt laird of d3lcnt)rquliar. 

Robert Campbell of 
barronett, brother germane to t^e faiD tmqul^ill 
^ir Coline, fucceDnit n?nt laird of d3lentrqul)a^ 5 
being latofull air nominat be t^e faiD ^>ir Coline, 
ann confirmen to ^im, being alfo t^riefcore ane 
leir of age, 

86 The Slack Book of Tay mouth. 

3!tem 3 tye fain ^>ir Robert Campbell marien 
3|fobell a^ntofcljej nautyter to ^>ir Lautylane 
ap c 31ntoftye fcn^t tyen ifyllit of unauc^tane 3 
ann begatt auc^t tones ann n?ne Dauc^teri0 3 ti?. 
C^e firft io^ne Campbell fiar of dD>lentrqu^a^ : 
Clje fecunn ^uncane Campbell au^o Din goe 
tatty tye c^arle of rg?ll to forraine natioun^ 
being hot a ttyylb, ann Eing 3!ame0 tye fe;ct of 
toortyie memorie moten ^ir J^uncane Campbell^ 
fefcent lairn of ct3lent)rqu^t 3 to bring tye 
from tye cEarle of arg^U 3 ann tye Cain ^>ir 
cane nin feut tye fain ^ir Bobert 3 being tljen 
lairn of d^lenfalloc^ 3 for tye ty^in to 3 

ann tye fain ^>ir Robert brought ^im ^ome, 
ann tyerefter tye fain j^uncane nien in tfinlarg 
being of tye age of 22 ?eiri$: C^e tyrin Coline 
Campbell of fl0otyafl^r: C^e fourt Bobert Camp^ 
bell 3 qu^o nien toung: C^e fpft 2Hilliame Camp- 
bell of d&lenfalloclj : Ctye fejct 9Iame0 Campbell^ 
qu^o nien toung: C^e fet)int aieicanner Campbell 
of JLoc^noctyart : C^e attest uncane Campbell 

The Black Booh of Taymouih. 87 

of meifler &rDcl)?ll?ie. l)e n?ne Dauc^terig at 
aifo tljefe following, to?. giuliane Campbell, 
marieD to flgurDoclj a0 f leane of Hocpu?: Clje 
fecund Margaret Campbell, marten to io^ne 
Cameroun of Hoc^?eall: Clje t^rtD 9!eane Camp* 
bell, marieD to arcl^ibalti Campbell of dSlentyone : 
C^e fourt anna Campbell, marieD to J^ougall 
Campbell of innerato: C^e ftft gifobell Camp* 
bell, marieD to 91ame0 Campbell of 
Clje fejct fl^arjorie Campbell, marieD to 
Stirling of ColDoc^ : C^e fetent fll^arte Camp* 
bell a^ ?ett tnmarieD : C^e auc^t QBeatrtjc 
Campbell, quljo DieD roung, tlje n^nt 
Campbell, marteD to anDro Cofc^ac^ of 

faiD ^ir Robert beftotmt bpon t^e fune* 
of Jjig brother ^ir Coline t^e foume of tuo 

88 The Black Book of Taymouth. 

tyt feberall conquete mane be Cain 
Robert, being bot lairD of 
together tcity ti&e tod&anjs $e gatoe 

31tem 3 t^e faifc ^>ir Robert firft conaueft tlje 
of Iearagane 3 for tl)e qu^ilft ^e gatoe to 
3 c ii5ab of OBotaine t^e foume of tuo 

31tew 3 t^e fain ^ir Robert t^erefter conquefcit 

punD lann of SJPiltowte, JLenrife, 
Cotfc^t^ambie 3 fference of Lenricfe 3 anti 
craggane^ itann tcit^in t^e lornftip of 
gartnet ann parifc^ of ^ilma^ugg 3 for t^e 
Jje gatoe to aiejcantier ^c^ato of Cambufmore 
foume of ten t^otofanti punt>0 

^e gatoe for palKng ty$ t 
regifter^ ann great feallte tlie foume of ane 

The Black Book of Taymouth. 89 

^ tlje faiD a>ir Robert eonquefcit tlje lan&0 
of Cornel) rombiej for tlje qul)ilfti0 lie gatoe to 
Carle of $ertl) ana ^en&rie l^oome of 
l)ateing a title tl)erto ttye foume of tuo tl)otofanD 
fyfce ljunnretl) merfti^* 

3!tem 3 t^e fain ^>ir Robert being prefentit ten* 
nant to tlje lanu0 of d&lenftrae be ^>ir ^uncane 
Campbell of d^lentirqu^at fin^c^t, ann ^>ir 
Coline Campbell tor t^erof ^i# brother, fuperi* 
ouri0 to tlje lantwa; of dDilenftrae (quliilfi^ lanDig 
toeir foirfaitit frae ailafter JSo? a9 c ^regour for 
railing ftre ann CtoorD againfl t^e lairn of Luce at 
tye conflift of dSlenfroone), t^e faiD ^>tr Robert, 
t^en fl^llit Robert Campbell of d&lenfalloc^ 
poffeffit t^efe lantus fcntill t^e t^me t^at l)t trta 
tnfeft 31o^ne ty$ fone in tljefe lanD0, anD t^erefter 

t^em to t^e lioufe of dSlentrqulja^ 
ar lioinine of tl)e 

90 The Black Book of Taymouth. 

f ollotms ftts aaucljtew tocljar* 

j t^e fait) ^ir Robert marten ^i$ eltieft 
uauc^ter g]uliane tpone flpurfcoclj fl^ c ilean of 
Locpu?3 anti S^ ^tt^ ^ir in tocljar t^e foume 
of auc^t t^otofann merft* 

gitem 5 ^e beftotcit tpon ^ir br^all anu 
Uall cloat^0 t^e Coutne of ane t^otnfann 

gitem, t^e fait) ^ir Robert tnariet) ^t$ fecunti 
tiauc^ter Margaret tpon 3!oljne Cametoun of 
Hoc^?eall^ anti gate toitlj ^ir in toc^ar t^e foume 
of ftte t^ottifantj metfii$> 

3!tem 3 ^e bettotit tpon Ijir brtt)all ant) br^tiall 
cloat^ tye foume of f^te ^untiret^ punt)0 

91tem 3 t^e fait) ^ir Robert marieti ty$ t^rit) 
Dauc^ter 9iean tpone attijjibalti Campbell of 
d^lenlrone^ ant) gate toitlj ^ir in toc^ar fyt 
foume of auc^t t^otofant) merfeig* 

The Black Book of Tay mouth. 91 

Sltem, ^e beftotwt tpon Ijtr bt^nall ann 
cloatljg tlje Coume of ane tljotofann merfcte* 

item;, ti&e fain ^>ir Bobert marten ^(0 Daucljter 
anna tpon J^ougali Campbell of 3!twerato 3 anD 
gate tt)it^ l)ir in toc^ar t^e founte of tuo 
fanD merfeij5. 

3 l)t beftotDit tpon ^ir brtDall ann 
t^e founte of t^rie ^unnretli merfei0. 

9itettT 3 t^e fain ^>ir Robert marien ^10 naucljter 
31fobell tpon 31ame0 Campbell of fltiftingla0 3 ann 
gatoe tcit^ ^ir in tocljar t^e foume of ten 
fann merfti0* 

3]tem, ^e beftotoit tpon ^ir br^nall ann 
cloat^0 t^e foume of fite ^unnret^ marfeis* 

3!tent, tlje fain ^>ir Robert marten tyi$ nauc^tet 
apar;orte tpon arcljibain Stirling of Coinac^, 
ann gatoe txjit^ ^ir in toc^ar t^e foum of t^rte 
t^otufann merfei& 

3jtem 3 ^e beftotxjit tpon Ijir br^nall ann 
cloatliiei tlje foume of ftte ljunnretl) marttte, 

92 The Black Book of Taymouth. 

foUotoig tye fain ^it IRobert 
entrie to tfce laittftip of 

, tlje faiD ^ir Bobert in anno 1641 gatoe 
to arc^ibain t^en Carle of argrll^ for pafflng of 
ty$ infeftmenti^ of t^e lantiis ttiit^in &vyelltyyn, 
fyt fowne of ane t^otufann merfei0 

gjtent, t^e faiD ^ir Bobett gato at t^e getting 
of ane precept of ttyefe Iantii0 tlje founte of ane 

9jtem, t^e faiD ^ir Robert DiD fpenD at 
getting of ty$ infeftwenti^ from fcing 
anno 1643 of ^i0 ^aill lanDjs of CBraDalbane^ 
for ^imfelf, for 9Ion tyi$ fone 3 anD Slo^ne ^i0 
foume of ane ttjotofanD punDi0, 

5 t^e faiD ^ir Robert in anno gate 
to ^i$ brother ^atrift Campbell of cDinample 3 
in fatiffaftioun of foume Differte betuijrt t^e faiD 

The Black Book of Taymouth. 93 

^atrife ana tmtquljill a>ir Coline I)i0 brother, 
quljertpon alfo tl)e faiD $atrift l)aae tmquljill 
^ir Coline lite ban& 3 t^e foume of auclit t^oto* 
fana merfcig* 

item, t^e faiD ^>tr Robert in anno be-' 
ftotoit tpon I)ij5 enttie anD retour of ty0 lanD in 
I5ratialbane twtyin t^e Tc^irrefbome of ^ert^ t^e 
Coume of ane t^otDfanti pun&ig, 

3!tem 3 t^e faiD ^ir Robert in anno , anti 
tmqityill ^>ir Coline Campbell of d&lentmiu^ 
being cationeri^ for ^atrift Campbell of Din-- 
ampile t^er brother, qu^en tl>e 
coft t^e lanDijs of d^lenterfeane frae 
bain Campbill brother german to t^e laird of 
LatDeri& t^e fain ^ir Robert pa^it to t^e fato 
^>ir arc^ibaiu t^e foume off tuentie tuo t^otofant) 
merfei^ anD conqueft for ^i0 releiff t^e lanttf of 
Cuinari^ ann Cenetxji0, quljilltf lanDiis t^e fain 
^>ir Robert jo^nit to ty$ ^oufe anD profit 9!on 
Campbell ty$ fone anD 3!o^ne Campbell younger 
ot in t^efe 

94: The Black Book of Taymouth. 

, tlje fain ^ir Robert in anno 1640 pa?it to 
3|uliane Campbell relift of tmqu^ill ^>ir 
Coline Campbell of dSlenfcrqu^a? Inyc^t, in com* 
pleit payment of tyiv ^alf of t^e movables ann 
infigljt fte fuin l^afce 08 t^e Jjoufe, t^e foume of 
ten t^otfann merW^ 

item mair, t^e fain ^>ir Robert pa^it to tye 
fain ?^ame iuliane^ qu^ic^ tmquljill ^>ir Coline 
left in legate to tyiv, t^e foume of tljrie 

^ tlje fair ^>ir Robert in anno 1641 pa^it 
to atc^ibain Horn of Horne 3 fotter to t^e fain 
tmquljill ^>ir Coline 3 qu^ic^ tJje miD ^ir Coline 
left in legate to ^im, t^e foume of fejc 

3!tem 3 t^e fait) ^ir Robert in tfebraarij i64i 
marten lt)i$ nauc^ter fiat^reen Campbell tpon 
annro Cofc^ac^ of 30on^airn 3 ann gate 
in toc^ar t^e foume of fejc 

31tem 3 t^e fain ^ir Robert beftottit tpon l)ir 

The Black Book of Taymouth. 95 

br^nall ann br^nall cloaty tyt Coume of ane 
fann merfcis* 

3]tent, tlje rain ^>ir Robert gatoe to feir arclj< 
bain Campbell,, brother germane to fyt lairti of 
Latxjeri^ Durang ^i^ l^fttme of penfione 
foume of f^te Ijunuret^ merfei& 

gitem, t^e Cain ^ir Bobert^ to^en ^e 
lairn of dfflentrqulja?;, toejs atcann to t^e fain 
arc^ibalD Campbell tlje foume of auc^teen 
fans merlfi& qu^icl) ^ir Coline Campbell 
atcann ^im, together tnity t^e foume of tuentie 
tua tl)otfann merftijs for cEDinample cationarij, 
quic^ maDe t^e fain ^>ir Robert to be atioanD tlje 
fain ^>ir arc^ibain t^e qu^oll foume off fourtie 
t^otnfann merfeig :- 

ifor t^e tc^ilft foume of fourtie tljoufent) 
tlje fain ^ir Robert pa^it annuel rent to 
fain ^ir arc^ibain ?eirlie at s lib* annuellte 
for ilfe ^unnret^ merfete inne be ?eir t^e foume 
of four tijotofann 

96 The Black Book of Tay mouth. 

31tem 3 tlje CaiD ^>ir Robert in anno 1643 beljofceit 
to pa? tlje fain foume of fourtie tljoWann marftig 
to t^e fain ^ir areljibain,, ann t^e fain 
Robert being totallie ejrtjauftit b? pacing 
iai)ie0 of d^lentirau^? t^er ?eirl? rent& anD pac 
ing ot^er crenitourig ^e toeis forcen to borrow 
from ^>ir C^airie^ Caffeine of Cambuffeennall 
foume of tuentie tljotufanti punti^ anu from 
, longer fllpotxjatt antocatt in cftrinburg^ t^e 
foume of tuentie tljotDfanD merft^ ann from 
Captane 3!o^ne ^ort proteft of ^tirline t^e 
foume of auc^t t^otofanti merfei^ ann from^at- 
rift ^ebrune of Wiltytg ane appoticarie in CDin^ 
burg^ t^e foume [of] fyte t^otofann merfti^ ana 
from i^etrj a0 c Corquonill of p^antilanDS t^e 
foume of four t^otofanfc merfti^* 

t^er toeis ane banD mane be anttce of 
^ir Coline Campbell of dSlentrqulja? 
ann ^ir Sirc^ibain Campbell brother to t^e lairn 
of JLatDerig for preferteing t^e efteatt of d^lent)r^ 
qu^erin ^ir Robert te0 bunn to gifce to 

Tlie Black Book of Tay mouth. 97 

ioljne Ijte eldeft Cone ?eirlie in augmentations 
of J)i$ efleatt fyt Coume of ane tyotofand pundte : 

for tl>e auljilft tlje faid ^ir Robert gatoe to 
31oljne Ijte fone tlje lanDi^ of Cullibanac^at: in 
^traitljerinejtlje lannijaf of Cuinari^ ann eneti& 
and fyt lann0 of Cambuflwrric^ 

^ t^e faid ^>ir Robert gate to Coline 
Cecunn fone (qu^o toe0 marieu tpon Margaret 
fl^en?ei0 nauc^ter to tye laird of 2He^ntej5) t^e 
tttyole lantiijs in ^tratljgartnet (except t^e JLettit: 

j5 ^oiuine tDairfc), Sinn t^efe ar 
follotping 5 

of JLoc^banc^ar and tye loc^ 3 Camdeor, 
flpilntoune, Henricfe 3 J^rippen, Coifc^c^ambie,, 
flDfEerence of JLennc6 3 J^uncreggan, 
fenoftan, Hatg 3 13ranc^tlti^ dderalefei 
garrotoald, and ardmaftmon^ane ; t^e feid Coline 
teferbeing I)i$ mot^enjs of ^rt l^frent of tyr 
coniuntt fie landi^ confonuc to tlic long band 


The Black Book of Taymouth. 

qirt)tcj) ar Ijoinine in feto of tlje ^oufe of 

3!tent, fyt fain ^ir Robert gate to 
Campbell tyi$ tljrin fonetlje lannig of OTenfalloc^ 
ti?* tuo &tlletteri0 ann Corrierb 3 Cloic^nabrettan, 
Culc^ernie, ^tuifec^appell, ann OBenglae 
ar Ijoinine in fetrie of t^e ^oufe 

31tem, t^e fain ^ir Robert gate to 
Campbell ^i0 fourt fonne t^e lann0 about 
ti? t^e ^ii of Jloc^noc^art ann 
port of JLo$nodjart 3 Cremlaric^, 9!nner^arifE 3 

ne^emoir, tcit^ t^e fc^eilli0 of Conenc^ 
ann JLearagan 3 qu^ic^ ar ^oinine in feto of 

3[tent 3 tlje fain ^ir Robert gate to tyi$ ftft ann 
fone J^uncane t^e lann0 of CBeifter 

ac^l^ne 3 ann QBlarnaffeea 3 
lann0 ar ^oinine in fett) off t^e ^oufe of 

, t^e fain ^>ir Robert profit 

The Black Book of Tay mouth. 99 

Campbell ty$ Daucljter to tlje foume of 
tljotofanD merftte confortne to fyt long banD 
regiftratt anno 1640 

31tem 3 t^e faiD ^>ir Robert in anno 1642 gate to 
anDro ^cott lament for repairing of tlje neither 
tour in tlje place of 'Balloc^ t^e foume of ane 

91tem 5 tlje faiD ^ir Robert in anno 1643 gate 
to t^e faiD annro ^cott for repairing of t^e ^ig^ 
toture of Caftel B?lctyorne 3 anD lofting ann getting 
tyerof, together toit^ t^e repairing of t^e laic^ 
^all of ttye faiD Caftelft^lc^orne, t^e foume of 
tuo t^otofanD merfei0 

31tem, t^e faiD ^ir Eobert in anno 1643 Deburfit 
for out raifeing of t^e letie of futt t^at tcent to 
CnglanD tnDer t^e conDuft of Capitane aiejcanDer 
Campbell^ being t^e number of so men, t^e 
foume of fpfce ^unDret^ anD tuentie marfeijs* 

91tem, t^e faiD ^ir Robert in anno 1642 gatoe 
to 3!on ^i0 fone, qu^en ^e tuent to d^nglanD in 

100 The Black Book ofTaymouth. 

company of tye aparciueg of arg^li, tlje foume of 
ane ti&otofann merfcig* 

item, t^e fain ^>ir Robert gate to 3!o^ne 
Campbell, laMull tone to patrife Campbell of 
inner?eineie& going in tlje fliterciues of 
troupe to (EnglanD in anno 1643,, {jotfe^ 

ann mone&, txiort^ t^e foume of ane 

, t^e fain ^>it Robert gatne to four gen> 
tlemen t^at nin goe to (Englann t^en in t^e 
of argrll tyi$ lofcguarn t^e foume of 

5 t^e f^in ^>ir Kobett in anno 1648 gate 
for repairing Ijig longeing in $erty t^e foume of 

3jn t^e ?eiri0 of d^on 1644 ann 1645 t^e lairn of 
entrqu^a^ Jjte to^ole lanni0 ann etteatt betuijrt 
foorn of Lron ann point of Hefmoir tueir brunt 
ann neftro^it be iame0 dftraljame foumt^me^ (Carle 
of fl^ontroi^ ann aiejcanner ap^onain fone to 

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Coll $Wonal& in Colofna, toty tyeir affociattig, 
Clje tennants tt)tt quljoll cattell toeir tafcine 
atria? be tljefe enimieg, ana tljer corner ^oufe& 
plenifc^ing, an& toljcile infig^t toeir brunt* 
^nt> tlje fain ^ir iSobert^ pr effing to gett ttye 
inhabitants repaint, toarrit jrt ^>cotti0 tpon 
tye bigging of eterie cuple in Ijig lanDis toit^in 
tl)e ftirrefDoomeg of ^ert^ ann arg^ll, anti aljai 
toarrit feeD corner bpon ^is atone c^airges to t^e 
ntoft of ^i0 inhabitants in $ertyft?re gett b? 
prominence of d^on ^is garifone ^oufi& to tot, 
31le of Hoc^ta?, ifinlarg, auc^allauer, 
Caflelft^lc^orne, ana QBarc^altan, toeir feeipit from 
t^efe enimies* 

ji5otannum, t^at 9!o^ne fl c ji5ab fiar 
anu aiejcanner flp c 31nla? fl@ c i9ab in 
toty t^e tD^ole Clannab, ;o?nit toty t^e forfaiD 
enimies, ann tooft in t^e tU of Jloclj&ocljart, qu^ic^ 
?ll of loc^noc^art toas toolentl? tafeine from 
t^em againe in anno 1646, anu brunt t^roto tl^er 


The Black Book of Tay mouth. 

occatioun of 31ame0 dSra^ame, foumt?me# 
Carle of *$tontroi& anD &le?anDer fl 
tljer malice againfl ttye faiD ^>ir Robert anD 
freinDig anD cuntrie people, tBeg becaufe tlje faiu 
^ir Robert jo^nnit in covenant tnitl) t^e 
anD SingDome of ^cotlanD in ntaintaineing 
treto religioun, t^e itingi^ a@a;eftie I)i0 aut^oritie, 
anD latni^ anD libertie of t^e SingDome of |fecot' 
lanD, anD becaufe t^e faiD ^>ir Robert toent in 
perfone tu?ce to t^e nort^ 3 fitit at t^e intafeing of 
tlje toune of aberDeen in t^e ?eir of (0oD i638 3 anD 
nijct to fuppre0 t^efe t^at brunt anD fpo^llit 
aponro0, anD alfo becaufe t^e faiD ^>ir Robert 
altogether refuiflt to aflift tlje faiD 3!ame$d&ra^ame 
anD aiejcanDer ap^onalD t^er malicious Doings 
in t^e MngDome of ^cotlanD* 

^>o t^at t^e lairD of d^lentrau^at anD Jji# 
cuntrie people t^er lof& qu^at in ^ert^ftrte anD 
qu^at in arg^left^re 3 ejcceeD0 't^e foume of tuell 

^otofanD merino 
anD attour t^e frilling of flUilliame 

The Black Book of Tay mouth. 103 

bell of dDaenfallocl), Cone to tlje faid >ir Robert, 
ana ttye number of 40 able men tmtl) ^im 3 at 
^titling in t^e monetl) of September 1648, and 
alfo b? tye falling of tlje number of 200 men and 
aboto, qu^at in CnglanD ant) qu^at in *a>cotlanu, 
at Cetetall t^rne^ before* 

9!tem 3 t^e caiD ^ir Robert DiD Debuns ann fpent 
at ttye tuo feterall t^mejs tye toeja: tDit^ tl)e armie 
in t^e nortlj t^e foume of t^rie U)otDfanD 

9!tem 3 t^e CaiD ^>ir Robert, being c^ofin com-- 
miffionar for tlje fc^irrefbome of airg^ll to attend 
ttye parliament in CDinburgl^ firft in anno 1643, 
and nijct in anni^ 1646 anfc 1647, niD Uepur0 anD 
fpent Dureing ^ijs abolie t^er at t^e faid feterall 
t^me0 tlje Coume of fybt t^otofann merfei& and 
gatt nothing from tlje ftirrefbome of arg^ll for 
Ijig faid attendance* 

3|tem 3 in t^efe faid parliaments ^oldine anniis 
1646 and 1647, t^er toej5 aftit in fatorijs of t^e faid 


The Black Book of Taymouth. 

^>ir Robert ana gioljne te tone fyt foutne of 
tljotofanD punD s>tirline to be gitaen to tljem for 
tljer lots fuftanit be tljem ana tljer tennantg in 
$ertyftrre in tJje publift rerbice 3 anD t^at of 
laft 100 t^otxjfann punn ^>tirline grantit be 
parliament of (0nglann to t^e ^cotift 
togiDDer alfo twtl) ane proportione of t^rettie 
t^otofenti punti ^>tirline grantit be t^e faiU0 
liamente for tlje lofe in t^e ftirrefbome of 
ant> fartier^ t^er irces promifet> to t^em 
foume of ten t^otofann punD ^>cotti$ to be pa^it 
to tlje publift in ^>cotlann and mair 3 t^efe 
parliament promifeti to pat to lote of tljer 
nantrie according a0 tlje reft of t^e tennant0 in 
fyi$ lingtiome gette for t^er loK. >fi 
foume0 ant) promiCes t^er i0 nothing 
gottine nor performit, b? anti attour t^e lote of 
tljer au^oll rente, 

SItem, in fl&e ?eir of d^oD 1648 3!o^ne c^arle of 
3 ^iglj C^ancellour of ^cotlanD (in 

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monetl) of jljotember) Hoeing for ame 3!uliane 
Campbell, relift of fcmquljill ^>tr Coline Camp 
bell eigljt lairti of d&lenfcrqulja?,, for t^e ytivly 
Deities of Ijir conjunft fies reftanu atcann to l)ir 
anni0 i644 3 1645, 1646, 1647, and 1648^ ejrtenDing in 
principally annuelli0, ann penalties to t^e foume 
of fourtie ttjotoCana punD^ or t^erbt, t^e 
31oljne Carle of Lottjoune 3 being alEgna^ to 
faiD ame Sleliane to tl)e0 foumejs in refpeft fte 
i0 father fitter to tlje lanie lototioune, DiD com-- 
pr^fe t^e lairn of OTentirqirtw I)i0 tD^ole eafteatt, 
ana areftit ty$ toftole netotie^ for ttjefe foume0 

9!tem, in t^e monet^ of December 1648 
Cli^abetl) Sinclair, relift of timqu^ill ^i 
cane Campbell fefcent lairD of d^lentrqu^^, UiD in 
l^femaner raife compr^feing^ for Ijir conjunft fie 
penalties ant) annuellg ejrtenling to tl)e foume 

9!tem 3 in l^femaner^ feir CJ^airle0 cfrffeine of 
Cambufftennall raifet ane compr^feing tlje fait 



The Black Book of Taymouth. 

t?me for $i$ foume of tuentie t^otofann 

flje penultieg anD annuellg* 
31tem 3 in fyt faiD tnonet^ of December 1648 
* longer flpotDatt anbocatt in cninburg^ raifxt 
ane compr^feins for ^i0 founte of tuentie t^oto^ 
fanti merfti^ ttJit^ t^e penultie^ anti annuell0* 

3tem 3 t^e fain t^me alfo 3[o^ne ^ort in 
^tirline raifit ane compr?feing for ^i0 foume of 
aucljt t^otufann merftijs toit^ t^e penulties ann 

Chronicle of Jforttrgall 

Jhesu Maria 

ffra the 

creation of Adam to the of Christ MMMM iiij. 

Obitus Malcolm! Kenmor senioris regis .... apud Alnik 
I m iiii or scoyr and xvij zer et reg .... xxv zeris cum octo 
mensibus, qui obiit xii Nouemb .... 

Obitus Edgari apud Dunde anno Domini millesimo centesimo sep- 
timo, et regnauit nouem annis cum tribus mensibus. 

Obitus Allexandri primi regis Scotie in Striuil .... anno 
Domini M centesimo xxiiij et regnauit xvij annis cum tribus men 

Obitus Dauid primi regis Scotie apud Carleolum anno Domini M 
centesimo quingentesimo tertio, et reg .... xxix zeris cum 
vigente diebus. 

Obitus Malcollmi junioris regis Scotie apud Jedw .... anno 
Domini M centesimo sexagesimo quinto et reg xj annis 

vj mensibus et xx diebus. 

Obitus Wellelmi regis Scotie apud Strewlin .... Domini M 
ducentesimo xiij, et regnauit .... annis et vno. 


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Obitus Allexandri secundi regis Sco . . . . anno Domini M 
ducentesimo quadra . . . . et regnauit xxxv annis. 

Obitus Allexandri tertii regis Scotie apud Kyngorne anno Domini 
M ducentesimo octogesimo, [et regnavit] xxxvj annis et octo men- 

Obitus Koberti Brws primi regis Scotie apud Cardros anno Domini 
M trecentesimo vigesimo octauo, et regnauit vigenti tribus annis. 

Obitus Dauid Brus secundi regis Scotie apud Eddynbruch anno 
Domini M trecentesimo septuagesimo, et regnauit quadraginta tribus 

Obitus Koberti secundi regis Scotie apud Dundonald anno Domini 
M trecentesimo nonogesimo, et regnauit xix annis cum duobus men- 
sibus. Iste fuit primus rex ex cognomine Stuart. 

Obitus Boberti tertii regis Scotie apud Eosay anno Domini M cccc mo 
quinto, et regnauit trigenta et vno annis. 

Obitus Jacobi primi regis Scotie apud Perth anno Domini M cccc mo 

tregesimo sexto, et regnauit trigen qui obiit xxj 


cobi secundi regis Scotie apud Eosbruch .... 

. . . . cccc mo sexagesimo, et regnauit .... tribus annis 
cum dimidio anni, qui obiit .... usti. 

Obitus Jacobi tertii regis Scotie apud Styrling . . . Domini 
M cccc mo Ixxx octauo, et regnauit .... qui obiit in die Bar- 
nabe Apostoli xj Junii. 

Obitus Jacobi quarti regis Scotie apud Nortnummirland prope 
Brankston anno Domini M v xiij, et regnauit xxvj annis et tres menses 
et octo dies que obiit nono Septembris. 

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[Obiit Jacobus quintus rex Scotorum xj die Decembris anno Domini 
M v c xlij, [et sepultus in Halyrud] Fuit bonus pro pauperibus.] 

Bellum de Duplyn M iij c xxxij. 

Bellum dc Bannakburn anno Domini M ccc mo xiiij. 

Bellum de Haldynton Hyll anno Domini M ccc mo xxxij. 

Bellum de Duraym anno Domini M ccc mo xlvj 10 . 

Bellum de Ottyrburn anno Domini M ccc mo Ixxxviij. 

Bellum sexaginta hominum apud Perth anno Domini M ccc 
nonogesimo sexto. 

Bellum de Hummulton anno Domini M cccc mo ii. 

Bellum de Hayrlaw anno Domini M cccc mo xi. 

Bellum de Inwarlochay anno Domini M cccc mo xxxj. 

Bellum de Styrlyng anno Domini M quadr . 

Bellum de Northummerland prope Bra . . . 
tembris anno Domini M quingentesimo xiij mo . . 

fecti fuerunt Jacobus quartus rex Sc , Archibaldus 

Campbell Comes Ergadiedominus Campbell et Lorn et magister[hospitii] 
supremi domini nostri regis et magnus justiciarius Scotie, Jacobus 
episcopus Sancti Andree et filius predicti regis, Duncanus Campbell de 
G-lenwrquhay, Joannes Campbell de Lawers, et diuersi nobiles de Scotia. 

, octogesimo 

nono die Sep- 
bello inter- 

Obitus Joannis Gregorii de Glenwrquhay apud eundem et 
in Dysart xix Aprilis anno Domini M ccc .... 


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Anno Domini M quadringentissimo quarto magna nix cessidit supra 
terram generaliter in festo omnium sanctorum et semper in addendo 
vsque ad festum sancti Patricii 

Obitus Johannis Dow M'Ayn Chaim VGregor apud Stronmelechan 
anno Domini M ccc[c] xv. 

Obitus Darwayll Neyn Ewyn V'Lachlyn Johannis Nigri M'Gregor 
apud Glenwrquhay anno M cccc xxiiij. 

Obitus domini Murdacii ducis Scotie et filiorum eius Valteri et 
Allexandri xxvij die Mai anno Domini M cccc xxv. 

Obitus Allexandri Comitis de Mar et Garwecht anno Domini M cccc 
xxxv et sepultus in Innernes xxvj Julii, qui fuit locumtenens domini 
nostri regis in tempore suo. 

Obitus Koberti Cardini episcopi Dunkelldensis xvij Januarii anno 
Domini M cccc xxxvj et sepultus in Dunkell coram altari Sancti 

Obitus Malcolmi filii Johannis Nigri M'Gregour . . . Glen 
wrquhay xx Aprilis anno Domini M cccc .... 

Obitus Wyllelmi Cardini de Fos viij Octobris anno Domini M lij, 
et sepultus in Dun . . . 

Obitus Einalde N'Gynnayr domine de Fos apud Inchewin viij 
Octobris M iiii lij, et sepulta in Dunkell. 

Obitus Johannis Gorme M'James qui fuit interfectus in insula 
australi de Perth in die Sancti Johannis Baptiste anno Domini 
M cccc liij. 

Obitus Patricii M'Gregour de Glenstra apud Stronmelechan, et 
sepultus in Dysart xxviij Aprilis anno Domini M quadringentesimo 
sexagesimo primo. 

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Obitus Joannis Stuart domini dc Lome xx die Decembris anno 
Domini M Ixiij. 

Obitiis Ele/ebetht Roberti vxoris quondam Roberti Menzeis et 
postea Domini Collini Campbell anno Domini M iiii c Ixx xij die Augusti. 

Obitus Collini Campbell de Glenwrquhay militis anno domini M cccc 
septuagesimo quinto, et sepultus in Kylmertyn xxvj die septembris. 

Obitus Johanriis Stuart de Fortyrgill apud Gart desimo die decem- 
bris anno domini M . . . septuagesimo quinto, et sepultus in 

Obitus Duncani Beg M'Gregor apud Rorow xvij Februarii anno 
Domini M cccc Lxxvij. 

Obitus Johannis Grant filii et heredis Duncani Grant de Frequhy 
militis apud Kyndrochyth in Mar pcnultimo die Augusti [sepultus] in 
ecclesia cathedrali Morrauensi anno Domini M cccc mo octuagesimo 
secundo qui obiit ante patrem tres annos. 

Obitus Donaldi Robertson de Kyrquhon quarto Februarii anno 
Domini M cccc Ixxxiij. 

Obitus Patricii M'Gynnab de Bo van apud Aychlyn anno Domini 
M cccc Ixxxviij. 

Obitus Johannis Duncanson alias M'Gregor apud Belloch xi die 
Mertii anno Domini M quadringentesimo nonogesimo primo. 

Obitus Terlych Kayr filii Duncan McGregor anno Domini M quad 
ringentesimo nonogesimo quarto. 

Obitus Duncani Charlissoun apud Lochdochord xvj Mai anno &c. 
iiij c nonogesimo quarto. 

Obitus Donaldi M'Cawis de ly Craig xviij Octobris anno Domini 
M nonogesimo quarto. 

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Obitus Mergarete Douglas domine de Glenwrquha in mense Nouem- 
bris anno Domini M [ijv 6 nonogesimo sexto x die eiusdem. 

Obitus Donaldi M'Quhewin apud Fortyrgill xxiij die Aprilis anno 
Domini M nonogesimo viij. 

Obitus Malcolmi M'Gregour filii et heredis Joannis Dow M'Gregour 
de Glenstray apud Glenlyon, et sepultus in Dysart xxij die Junii 
M nonogesimo octauo. 

Obitus Nigelli Stuart de Fortyrgill apud Gart vltimo die Januarii 
anno Domini M cccc nonogesimo nono. 

Obitus Domini Moricii M'Nachtyn vicarii de Inchadyn apud Weym 
viij Aprilis anno &c. v c primo, et sepultus in Inchadyn. 

Conbustus fuit Weym per Nigellum Stuart de Gart anno Domini 
M v secundo in mense Septembris. 

Ingressa Mergarete regine Scocie sponse Jacobi quarti regis xxv die 
Julii anno Domini M quingentesimo [tertio]. 

Obitus Gregorii Duncani Begson apud Morynce in mense Septembris 
anno Domini M v c tertio. 

Obitus Ewgenii M'Gregor filii Gregorii Duncanson in Korow xx die 
Octobris anno &c. v* tertio. 

Obitus Magistri Valteri Brwin officialis Dunkeldensis quinto Septem 
bris anno Domini M v c quinto. 

Obitus Allexandri Kobertson de Strowen apud Dumnacraff xvij die 
Mertii anno Domini v c quinto. 

Obitus Ferchardii M'Nicoll in Glenloquhay anno Domini MV C 

Obitus Johannis M'Gillerawyth in Glenloquhay xxij Nouembris 
anno &c. v c vj. 

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Obitus Patricii filii Duncani Campbell dc Glenwrquhay militis in 
insula de Badchelych xiiij Januarii anno Domini M v septimo et 
sepultus in Kyllyn. 

Obitus Koberti Mcnzeis de Commeri xiij May anno Domini M 
v octauo. 

Obitus Jacobi Stuart filii Johannis Stuart de Stukis apud Edynbmch 
anno Domini M v octauo quarto Decembris. 

Conbusta fuit Insula de Lochthay ex negligentia seruoram in 
Sabbato Palmarum vltimo die Mertii anno Domini M quingentesimo 

Obitus Johannis Cwnyson de Edderdedowar apud Melyng, qui fuit 
interfectus per Willellmum Kobertson de Strowen ix die mensis Mai 
anno &c. v c desirno. 

Obitus Gilberti Duncanson vicarii de Kylmertyn tertio Junii anno 
Domini M v x. 

Obitus Magistri Johannis Campbell episcopi Insularum ac Sodorensis 
apud Ycollumkyll xiiij Junii anno &c. v c desimo, et sepultus ibidem. 

Obitus Mvrrel Sowth)Tland vxoris quondam Joannis Stuart de 
Stukis apud Ballachan, et sepulta in Dunkell quarto Septembris anno 
Domini M v c x. 

Obitus Ysbelle Stuart comitisse de Argylle apud Dunbarten, et 
sepulta in Kylmon xxvj Octobris anno &c. v c x. 

Obitus Jonete Stuart comitisse de Huntle apud Strabolge xxvij 
Octobris anno Domini M v c x. 

Obitus Gregorii MThatryk apud Innerkelthe in Fortyrgill xxviij 
Nouembris anno Domini M v desimo. 

Obitus Katherine Neyn Donyll V'Clawe alias Grant vxoris 


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Dougalli Johnson apud Tullychmollin xxij die Julii anno Domini 

M V XJ. 

Obitus Willelini Johnson alias M'Gregor apud Gart nono Octobris 
anno Domini M v c vndesimo, et sepiiltus in Inchadyn. 

Obitus Duncani M'Cowyll, qui interfectus fuit per Collinun M'Enos 
de Barbrek in mense Mai anno Domini M v c xij. 

Obitus G-regorii Neilson apud Forna secundo Maij anno &c. v xij. 

Obitus Gregorii M'Neyll apud Crannych M v c xij secundo Mai. 

Obitus Patricii M'Carbre xiij May anno Domini M v c xij. 

Obitus Johannis Stuart comitis Atholie apud Laythwod, et sepultns 
in Dunkell xv Septembris anno Domini M v c xij. 

Obitus Magistri Georgii Brwn episcopi Dunkeldensis v c xiij. 

Oibus Gregorii Duncanson apud Eorow anno Domini M v c desimo 
quinto in mense Aprilis. 

Obitus Allexandri M'Nachtan de Downdawraff xij die Decembris 
anno &c. v c desimo quinto. 

Elezebeth Neyn Donyll V'Cawys vxoris Gregorii 

Dow apud Gart xij die Decembris anno Domini 

M , et sepulta in Inchadyn. Orate pro anima eius. 

Obitus Johannis Robertson M'Fargus apud Dunfallenti v Mertii anno 
&c. v c xvj. 

Obitus Johannis domini Gordon et Badzenocht apud Kynlos xv die 
Decembris anno M v c xvij, et sepultus in Kynlos. 

Obitus Patricii M'Gregor apud Aychincschecall ix die Julii anno 
Domini M v c desimo octauo, et sepultus in Dysart. 

Obitus Duncani M'Gregor custos castri de Glenwrquhay xix die 
Julii anno Domini M v xviij . 

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Obitus Elene Singlar comitisse Atholie xxj Mertii anno &c. v c xviij, 
et sepulta in Dunkell. 

Obitus Johanriis Dow McGregor de Glenstray apud Stronmclechan 
xxiiij die May anno Domini M v c xix, et sepultus in cista lapidum ex 
partc b . . . . summi altaris de Dysart, cuius anime .... 

Obitus Domini Johannis Drammond xix anno Domini M v c xix. 

Obitus Donaldi M'Nachtyn vicarii de Fortyrgill nono die Junii anno 
Domini M v c xx. 

Malcollmi Cam M'Gregor V'Neyll apud Thegyrmyth 

.... Dow et sepultus in Kyllyn xiiij Janarii anno Domini M v* xx. 

Obitus Dougalli M'Gynthossyc et Farchardi eius filii cum suis com- 
plicibus, vbi intcrfecti fuerunt apud castrum de Innernys per Lach- 
lanum M'lnthosse anno &c. v c xxj. 

Obitns Finlai Symson schribe curie Dunkeldensis xxviij Mai anno 
Domini M v xxij. 

Obitus Gregorii filii Joannis M'Gregor alias M'Ewyn VAllexander de 
glenstra apud Insulam de Lochrannich vltimo die Julii anno Domini 
M V s xxij. 

Obitus Gauini Douglas episcopi Dunkeldensis apud London in 
Anglia nono Septembris anno Domini M v xxii. 

Obitus Magistri Joannis Lacok canonici Dunkeldensis xvj Septembris 
anno Domini M v c xxij. 

Obitus Valteri Le.4yin Dunkell vltimo Octobris anno Domini M v c xxij. 

Obitus Patricii Duncanbegson in Morinche in menrc Octobris anno 
Domini M v c xxij. 

Obitus Duncani M'Olchallum V'Kerlych apud Drumcharre sexto die 
Nouembris anno Domini &c. v c xxij. 


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Obitus Malcolmi Wylzemson apud Glenlyon, et sepultus in Branwo 
in mense Januarii anno Domini M v xxij. 

Obitus Johannis M'Nicoll in Culdyr quinto die Mertii anno Domini 
M v xxij, et sepultus in Inchadyn. 

Obitus Collini Campbell de Glenwrquhay apud castrum eiusdem xj 
Augusti anno Domini M v c xxiij, et sepultus in capella de Finlark. 

Obitus Eoberti Menzeis militis eiusdem apud Weym xij die Augusti 
anno Domini M v c xxiij et sepultus in ecclesia de Weym. 

Obitus Gilberti Borrych vicarii de Dysart anno Domini M v c xxiij 
primo die Septembris. 

Obitus honorabilis viri Joannis Stuart de Stukis xxj die mensis 
Septembris anno &c. v c xxiij et sepultus in Dunkell. 

Obitus Domini Duncani M'Nachtyn vicarii de Inchadin apud 
Perth et sepultus in Inchadyn sexto die Nouembris anno Domini 
M v xxiij. 

Obitus magni et potentis domini Allexandri Gordon comitis de 
Huntle et domini de Badanech apud Perth xv die Januarii anno &c. 
v xxiij, et sepultus in ecclesia predicatorum. 

Obitus Joannis Mallych M'Huston apud Tullychgamin nono die 
Februarii anno Domini M v c xxiij. 

Obitus Domini Willelmi Mentetht de Cars militis xviij Februarii 
anno Domini M v c xxiij. 

Obitus Willelmi Murray militis de Twllybardynn x die Februarii 
anno Domini M v c xxiiij. 

Obitus Lawchlani M'Gynthossych capitani de Clanchatten, qui fuit 
interfectus per Johannem M'Gillechalmin xxv die Februarii anno 
Domini M v c xxiiij. 

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Obitus Gregorii M'Ayuweyll viij die Mertii anno Domini M v c xxiiij. 

Obitus Nigclli filii Duncanii M'Gregor apud castrum de Glenwrquhay 
nono Mertii anno Domini M v xxiiij. 

Obitus Ewari Campbell de Artarua x Aprilis anno Domini v xxv. 

Obitus Finlai M'Genab de Bowayn apud 111 ... rara xiij Aprilis 
anno Domini M v c xxv, et sepultus in Kyllyn. 

Obitus Hugonis M'Ewyn V'Neill apud Farna xx die Aprilis anno 
Domini M v c xxv, et sepultus in Inchadin. 

Obitus Johannis Moyr M'Ayn V'Condoquhy alias Mannych apud 
Wquharblaris xvij die Augusti anno Domini M v c xxv. 

Obitus Joannis Neyllson apud Farna xvij die Octobris, et sepultus 
apud Inchaddyn anno Domini M v c xxv. 

Obitus Johannis Hepbwrn boni prioris Sancti Andree xv Januarii 
anno Domini M v c xxv. 

Obitus Christine Gordon domine de Weym xvij Februarii anno 
Domini M v xxv, et sepulta in Weym. 

Obitus Joannis Aurmar burgensis de Perth anno Domini M v xxv. 

Obitus Duncani Keoch M'Gillechonnyll xx die Aprilis anno Domini 
M v xx vj. 

Obitus Mariote Campbell de Bowayne apud Perth ix die Julii anno 
Domini M v c xxvj. 

Obitus Valteri Bochannan de eodem militis vltimo Septembris anno 
Domini M v c xxvj. 

Bellum percussum prope Glenvquhow alias Lythchow per Wilellmum 
Douglas et loanuem comitem de Aren ex vna parte et comiteni de 
Lennox, vbi interfectus fuit dictus comes de Lennox tertio die Decem- 
bris anno Domini M v c xxvj. 


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Memorandum solium crucis in Inchadin compositum fuit per 
Dougallum Johnson anno Domini M v c xxvj. 

Anno Domini M v c xxvj curia justieiarii fuit tenta per Colinum 
Campbell comitem Ergadie per limites de Bradalbyn et Bofwdder &c. 

Obitus Mariote Fostyr domine de Lawers et.vxoris Jacobi Campbell 
vltimo Octobris anno Domini M v c xxvij. 

Obitus Joannis M'Ewyn V'Allexander capitani tribus Gregoriani 
apud Aycthachallodor in Glenwrquhay xij die Aprilis anno Domini 
M v xxviij, et sepultus in Dysart. 

Obitus Mariote Stuart domine de Glenwrquhay xxvj die Julii 
apud Insulam de Lochthay, et sepulta in Finlark anno Domini 
M v c xxviiij. 

Obitus sine interfectio Allexandri MThatryk et Duncarii eius filii 
per Duncanum Brek M'Gregor V'Neyll apud Culder xxv die Mai anno 
Domini m v c xxix no . 

Crux lapedea fuit posita in Larkmonemerkyth in magno lapide qui 
alio nomine vocatur Clachvr . . . per Dougallum Johnson primo 
Octobris anno Domini &c. v c xxix. 

Obitus Allexandri M'Ayn Rawyr apud Awyllych in Rannoch et 
sepultus in Kyllchonnan anno Domini M v c xxxj, xxviij die Feb- 

Obitus Roberti Cokbwrn episcopi Dunkeldensis xij die Aprilis anno 
Domini M v c xxxj, et sepultus in chora Dunkelldensi. 

Obitus Duncani M'Conilgorme apud Eddergovyll anno Domini 
M v xxxj. The quhylk yer I sayd my fyrst mes on Wytsunda 

Memorandum. Rannoch was hareyd the morne eftir Sant Tennen- 

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nis day in harist be John Erlle of Awthoell and be Clan Donoquhy 
the yer of God ane M v c xxxi and at the nyxt Belten eftir that the 
quhylk was xxxii yer the bra of Rannoch was hareyd be them abowiii 
wryttyn and Allexander Dow Albrych war heddyth at Kenlochtrannoch 
the quhylk Belten and yer I com tyll the cwyr of Fortyrgill fyrst and 
Allexander M'Gregor of Glenstra our scheyff was bot ane barne of 
xvij yer that tyme. 

Obitus Duncani M'Ayn V'Cowyll in Rannoch apud Chanzoran xxv 
Januarii anno Domini M v c xxxvj. 

Obiit Mariota Neyn Ewyr Campbell sponssa Magistri Archibaldi 
Campbell de Glenlyon et mater heredis de Glenlyon viz. Duncani Roy 
Campbell que Margareta obiit xij die Augusti et tumulata apud 
Fynlark anno Domini M v c xxxvij. Orate pro anima eilis .... 
hilaris et larga fuit. 

Obitus Andree Stewart presulis de Murray xxj Decembris anno &c. 
v c xxxvij. 

Obitus Christine Stuart domine de Fortergill et sponsse Nigelli Roy 
de Fortergill que obiit apud Fos penultimo die Mai et sepulta apud 
Dunkeld anno Domini M v xxxviij. 

Obitus Magistri Archibaldi M'Carbyr apud Perth subitanea morte 
xxviij die Junii anno Domini M v xlij. 

Obitus Finlai Clerk M'Quhewin apud Ledenak xxiij die Julii anno 
Domini M v c xlij. 

Obitus Maricii M'Kay in eodem anno xj Augusti. 

Obitus Katherine Neyn AynWeyll sponsse Johannis M'Ayn Rawych 
VGewycar apud Aychly in Mense Decembris anno Domini M v c xlij. 

Obitus Katherine N'Chastyllan sponsse Allexandri M'Olchallum 



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VGregor apucl Slattych in Glenlyon xx die Februarii anno Domini M 
v c xlij. 

Obitus Mariote Neynolcallum VGregor sponse Duncani M'Ayn 
VCowyll et postea fuit sponsa Jacobi . . . M'James VRobert 
que obiit apud Slattych [anno Domini] M v c xliiij. 

Obitus Moyr Neyn Duncan VAyn VCowyll que fuit affedata cum 
Joanne Cam M'Duncan VGregor que obiit apud Eorow et sepulta in 
Rannoch quarto die Mai anno Domini M v c xliiij. 

Obitus siue interfectio Mariote Neyn Donyll VQuein sponsse Nigelli 
Stuart de Gart que fuit necata [per] Allexandrum Stuart in torrente 
sub castro de [G]art necligenter per ictuin lapidis xvj die Augusti anno 
Domini M v c xlv et sepulta in Fortyrgill. 

. Combusta fuit domus de Throclicbare apud Straytlibrawyn per 
Allexandrum M'Gregor de Glenstra xxv Augusti anno Domini M 
V xlv quo die captus fuit Robertus Robertson de Strowen per eundem 
Allexandrum et quatuor fuerunt necati de seruitoribus Roberti. Deus 
judex Justus reddet vnicuique secundum laborem. 

Captio castri Sancti Andree penultimo die mensis Julii per potes- 
tatem Gallorum et suasione Normandi Leslie anno Domini M v quadra- 
gesimo septimo. 

Obitus Gregorii MThatryk VGregor in Glenwrquhay apud Aychin- 
chechallen sexto die Mertii anno Domini M v c xlvij et sepultus "in 

Obitus Joannis Barron de Commere Menzbeis apud Comm[ere] 
gesimo die Decembris anno Domini M v c xlviij et sepultus apud Weym. 

Obitus Christine Murra sponsse Gregorii Dougallson apud Belloch 
tertio die Septembris anno Domini M v c xlix et sepulta in Inchadin. 

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Obiit Joannes Campbell de Glenvrquhay apud Lochthay quinto Julii 
anno Domini M quingentesimo quinquagesimo et sepultus apud Fin- 
lark. Litera dominicalis E. 

Obitus Patricii M'Quhewin apud Wquharblaris et sepultus in 
Fortyrgill sexto Octobris anno Domini ane M v* lj. 

Obitus honorabilis viri ac egregii viri Domini Jacobi 

filii Dougalli Johnson ac decani Lesmorensis . . vicarii de Fortyr 
gill et finnarii dicte ecclesie bone memorie in nocte 

Sancte Lucie Virginis hora post maridiam et sepultus 

in die Lucie videlicet anno Domini M v c lj in choro 

de Inchadin pro . . . . Orate pro anima eius Pater noster Aue 
Maria . . . . et cetera. 

Obiit Archibaldus Campbell de Glenlyon apud Kylmorch penultimo 
Aprilis et sepultus in Dunkel anno Domini M quingiiitesmo lij. 

Expultio Gregorii Dougallson de Belloch per Colinum Campbell de 
Glenwrquhay anno Domini M v c lij at V'sunda. 

Interfectio et decapitatio Duncani M'Gregor et filiorum eius vide 
licet Gregorii et Malcolmi Roy per Colinum Campbell 4e Glenwrquhay 
et per Duncanum Eoy Campbell de Glenlyon et Allexandrum Men- 
zheis de Rannoch cum suis complicibus, quo die Joannes Gour M'Dun- 
can VAllexander Kayr fuit interfectus per Allexandrum Menzeis apud 
in mense Junii videlicet xvj anno Domini ane M 

V s lij. 

Interfectio Gregorii Clerk per Eugenium M'Duncan V'Gour de 
Rorow xxij die Septembris anno Domini M v lij et sepultus in Strayth- 

Obitus Katherine Neyn Velyem V'Olchallum sponsse Joannis Leyche 


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apud Kynnalde et sepulta in Inchadin xvij die Nouembris anno Domini 
M v c lij. Orate pro animabus omnium supra schriptorum. 

Obitus Katherine Neyn Dowyll V'Ayn sponsse baronis de Kyr- 
quhwin et postea fuit sponssa Allexandri Maxton de Cwltbequhay 
que obiit apud Cultequhay vltimo die Aprilis anno Domini M v c liij. 

Obiit Joannes Campbell de Glenurquhay apud Ellenlochthay et 
sepultus in Fynlark quinto Julii anno Domini M v c 1 [tertio.] 

Obiit Duncanus Campbel filius Jacobi Campbel de Lawers apud 
Lawers octauo die Junii et sepultus in capella de Finlark anno Domini 
M v liiij. 

[Obiit] Collinus Campbell filius Archibaldi Campbell [de Glenjlyon 
apud Cestil in die Epyphanie Domini et [tumuljatus septimo die 
Januarii apud Fynlark anno [Domini] M v c liiij. Litera Dominicalis F. 

Obiit Eugenius M'Condoquhy V'Gregor de Rorow apud Crythgarff 
in parochia de Fortyrgil xvj die Januarii, et sepultus in choro de 
Branwo xvij die mensis supradicte anno Domini M v c liiij cum maxima 
lamentatione viroram et mulierum. Litera Dominicalis F. 

and afoyr Andermes frost snaw quhylis. 

Item the xiij da of December in the yer of God ane thousand fyv 
hundyr liiij yer the frost began and the great snaw began on Yowl da 
at ewyn and ilk da fra that furth mayr and mayr snaw without ony 
thoyfft quhyl the xvij da of Januar. It was the grettast snaw and 
storm that was sein in memorie of man lewand that tym. Mony wyld 
hors and meris ky sceyp gayt peryst and deyth for fait of fud 
in the montanis and in al vdyr partis and thowch part of thowyff 
com the xvij da of Januar fra that furth it began agayn tyl snaw 
and frosst quhyl the xxij da of Februar on the quhylk day men and 

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weinen myth weyll pas on the ies of Lyon in syndri placis and 
lytil thylt in few placis quhyll the xxvj day of Februar and .... 

hot in layth placis. And that samyn yer in wynthyr 

Februar Ewyn son to Donald M'Ewyn lard of Lo . . abyr waryth 
aganis Allexander son to E ... M'Conil Glas quhar mony war 

slayn on ... sydis, and bayth ther cuntreis bryint videlicet to .... 
barnis and al that thay myth bot this Ewyn .... at the au- 
toryte becaws the said .... rebald and at the Kyngis home. 

Obiit Gregorius Dougalson apud Carsdall prope Dow primo die Mai 
et tunmlatus apud Inchadin secundo die Mai cum magna congregatione 
populorum et mulierum anno Domini M v* Iv. Litera Dominicalis F. 
Pre Deo orate pro eo Pater noster &c. 

Interfectio domini de Cragy per dominum de Kynfanis xxix die Mai 
anno Domini M v Iv. 

Obiit Malcolmus M'Conil VQuhewin apud Estyr Drumcharre xxviij 
die Junii et sepultus apud Fortyrgil xxix Junii anno Domini M v Iv 
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Obiit Ellysseth Neyn Allexander V'Kobert V'Ayn V'Kaye alias 
Stuart sponsse Malcolmi M'Nachtyn apud Vestyr Bellych prope Loch- 
thay xx die Nouembris anno Domini M v* Iv et sepulta in choro de 
Inchadin. Orate pro anima. 

Obiit Dougallus Dougalson apud Farna in domo fratris sui Johannis 
Dougalson xij die Januaiii et [sepultus] apud Inchadin xiij die Januarii 
anno Domini M v Iv anno. Orate pro anima eius. Litera Dominicalis 

Obiit Alexander M'James alias Kobertson apud Cal , . , . prope 
Strowen in Autholia et tumulatus in ecclesia de Strowan xix no die 


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Januarii anno Domini M v c Iv. Litera Dominican's E et D. Orate pro 
anima ems. 

Obiit Mergareta Kobertson sponssa Villelmi McGregor apud Port of 
Bofrak et sepulta apud Weym xxvj die Januarii anno Domini M v c Iv. 
Orate pro anima eius Pater noster. . . 

Obiit Joannes Challar Moyr apud Eddergovyllyt xxvij Septembris et 
sepultus in Jnchadin nocte Sancti Michaelis Archangeli. Orate pro 
anima eius. Anno Domini M v c Ivj . 

Obiit Mariota Barre sponssa quondam Gregorii Duncanson de Rorow 

et postea sponssa M'Allexander V'James que obiit 

a Kallwyng in Atholia et sepulta 

Strowen xj die Januarii anno D v Ivj. Orate pro 

anima eius A ue Maria Credo et De profundis. 

Nota. Item the wyntyr in the yer of God ane . v Ivj yer it was 
rycht fayr vodyr and . . . snaw or stormis and part of fayr frost 
. . , variabil vodyr lityl tylt in that wontyr the quhilk wonthyr 
the erl of . . . . decessyt and was bureyd in 
Obyrnayth . . . ane nobil lord and valeand and trew til Scotland 
thoch he was banneyst be Kyng James the fyft lang tyin quhill the 
deces of Kyng James than he com in Schotland and eftyr that was 
in mony feyldis and jepardis of wyer for the weilfayr of Scotland and 
naymly in the feyld and battel of Fawsyd nocht far fra Mussylbroch 
quhar mony nobillis and men of gud dyd waleyeand dedis of armis 
quhar mony of his kyn and freyndis war slayne that of quhais sawlis 
God haw mercy. Item the Lentren quartyr the yer abowin vryttyn 
mekill . . . . and lestand lytyl snaw Merche dry Apryill . . . 

Obiit Villelmus McGregor apud Port Bofrak xvj die Junii et sepultus 

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xvij die eiusdera videlicet in die Corporis Christi apud Inchadin in 
choro anno Domini M v Ivij. Orate pro anima eius Pater. 

The fyft day of August on Thwrsday at midnycht Collyn Campbell 
son and apperand ayr til Doncan Campbell of Glenlyon vas borne at 
Enyrvok the yer of God ane M v c Ivij yeris. God gif hyra grace tilbe 
ane gud man and til prospyr veyll in bodi and sawyll. 

Yer Ivij fayr wodyr all the yer .... bayth wontyr and Lentren 
quartyr skant of .... and bayr and deyr the symmyr Ivij 

, . . . quhill mydsynimyr and than gud w 


-. . . symmyr the yer of God ane M v c Ivij . ... dry and het 
the quhylk symmyr the castell of .... was begun til la stanis 
in it and the woltis was mayd or Lammes. This symmyr vas deyr 
ewyl haryst and layth in the heland. 

Obiit Dominus Nigellus M'Vellen cancellarius de Lesmore apud 
Perth et sepultus abidem xxvij die Mertii anno Domini M v c Iviij. 
Orate pro anima eius Pater nosier. 

Obiit venerablis vir Thomas Stuart de Garintully apud eundem 
cepultus desimo nono die Aprilis anno Domini M v c Iviij. Terras quas 
predicessores perdiderunt ipse recuperauit sua prudentia et gubarnatione 
vt notum est. Orate pro anima eius. Litera Dominicalis B. 

Obiit Patricius Campbell films putatiuus Johannis Campbell de 
Glenwrquhay apud Tullychcroft in Glenloquhay primo die Mai et se 
pultus apud Finlark secundo die Mai anno Domini M v Iviij. . Litera 
Dominicalis B. Orate pro anima eius Pater noster qui es. 

Obiit Archibaldus Dominus Campbell de Ergyll et Dominus de 
Lome apud Dulnnyn et sepultus apud Kylmon 


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anno Domini M v c Iviij in tempore Congregationis. Precamur vt 
saluus sit. Fuit principium none legis hereticorum. 

Obiit Dougallus M'Ayn V'Covill films Johannis Mantych M'Covill 
V'Ayn apud Kynzallyn in domo sua propria et sepultus apud Incha- 
din xxiij die Septembris. Litera Domirricalis B. Orate pro anima 
eius. Anno Domini M v c Iviij. 

Obiit Joannes Stuart de Stukis apud Balla . . . in Straththaye xv 
Nouembris et se . . . .. in ecclesia Kathedriali de Dunk .... 
eiusdem Nouembris anno Domini M v c ... cum maxima con- 

gregatione rum et cum solennitate missarum . . . 

. . . a . . . Orate pro anima eius P . . . . quia bonus 
fuit et sapiens. 

Obiit Malcolmus M'Neill V'E win apud Lagfarne in Farna in domo 
sua propria et sepultus in ecclesia de Inchadin octauo die Februarii 
anno Domini M v c Iviij. Orate pro anima eius quia bonus fuit ad Deum 
et homines. 

Item the yer of God M v c Iviij yeris Marion 

Prins of Scotland and dochthyr til Kyng James the fyft vas mareyd in 
France vyth the dafiyn of Frans and in the passage till France mony 
lordis and bissobis and men of gud var send out of Scotland til the said 
mareg and mony of them war pareist in the se be tempest of the vodyr. 
The vyntyr eftyr that vas rycht fayr and gud and lytil snaw bot 
mekill frost and gud scheyp of vittellis. 

.... quhylk symmyr Schyr Dougall M'Gregor byggyt .... 
ew hous besyd the kyrk of Fortyrgill and .... myn yer Schyr 
Dougall gat the sencellari . . Lessmoyr fFra Collin Campbell of 

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Obiit Malcolmus Barren de Keyrquhon apud Balloch desimo die 
Mertii anno Domini M v c lix yens, et sepultus apud Inchadin. The 
symmyr afoyr that the gret steugh com in Scotland anent the fayth 
that our proge[ni]touris had lang tym afoyr that. That samyn 
symmyr afoyr viz. lix yeris the Chertros vas destroyth Skwin brynt 
mekill trwbill in Scotland. Nayn durst sa mes na sacramentis vsyt in 
the aid fasson. Evill symmyr harist vyntyr the yer lix ane fayr 
Merche and frosty quhill the xvj da [of] Merche. Item the xviij of 
Merche the yer abown vryttin viz. anno Domini M v c lix yens the 
Franse arme com til Glasquhow and van the thowin and Scottis lordis 
that vas ther fled with ther cumpany. 

Item the symmyr Ix yeris rycht deyr evyll haryst that evyr . . s 
seyn. Mony Inglismen Francemen and Scottis ... . at Leyth. 
That symmyr Maryon Quein . . . . . land decessyt mekill hungyr 
and darth .... ther the feyr of maill and bayr xls. . . . . 
the Kyng of France husband til .... g of Scotlandis doychther 
decessyt that .... Na mes in Scotland that yer excep -. . . . 
yll. A fayr vyntyr evyl Februar .... snaw. 

Obiit domina de Grantully sponssa Thome Stuart .... tully 
xiiij die Junii anno Domini M v sexte . . . . et sepulta in ecclesia 
de Grantully. 

Item the begynnyn of that Merche mekill snaw . . frost and 
stormis quhill the xxv dayis of Merche fra that furth fayr vodyr 
rycht deyr. Item the begynnin of Apriill evill frost snaw gret vindis 
and fra that furth gud veddyr. Item the May rycht dry and het and 
frost and vynd. Item that samyn yer viz. Ixj the xxvj day of May 
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and tuk part of ky and hors out of it and George the erll of Arrall 
follot on them and slew part of them bayth men and boyis and turnyth 
part of the hors and ky haym again bot my lord of Arrall vas reskewyt 
be Collin Campbel of Glenvrquhay the quhilk vas at that tym in the 
Ryndow besydis Kyllin and send the Lord Arrall sayf haym with his 
complesis excep ane man. 

Item the symmyr the yer ane M v c Ixj yer rycht deyr all stwff fayr 
gud vodyr that haryst rycht gud and fayr. 

Item the yer of God ane thowsand fyv hundyr tre scoyr and ane yer 
Maryon Quein of Franc and of Scotland and do ... til Kyng 
James the fyffc of Scotland com out of France and landyt in Scotland 
at Leyth the xj day of August . . . yer abowin vryttin accum- 
panyth with mony France . . . and Scottismen and that samyn 
haryst so ves .... Borosthonys of in the rome and gud 
w . . . . sen hyr haym cummyn and so vsyt mes . . . . 
the congregatioun wald nocht tha .... sayd in Scotland. 

. . . . wyntyr quartyr in the yer of God ane M v c Ixj yer fayr 
. . . pess and rest in all Scotland. Na mes excep .... 

Item the x; day of Februar Lord James son til Kyng James the fyft 
vas mareyd with the LprcJ. Merchellis dochther and he gat the lordschip 
of Mar that samyn tym. Meklle snaw in all partis mony deyr and 
rays slain that yer. The samyn yer he vas maid erl of Murra. 

Obiit Jacobus Campbell de Lawers apud Perth xij die Februarii et 
sepultus apud Perth in ecclesia parochiali anno Domini M v c Ixj. 
Litera Dominicalis D. Orate pro anima eius &c. Vixit tune temporis 
in lege Lutereana. Fregit omnia ossa sua super gradum hospitii. 

Necatio Allestyr M'Ewin Dow VGregor per Patricunn M'Ayn Vyc 

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Olchallum alias M'Gregor Kyllejiese xxj die Mai anno Domini M 
v sexagesimo secundo et sepultus apud Fos. 

Item on Sane Symon and Judes da the erll of Huntle slayn and 
mony of his kyn and freindis slain tayin and ane of his sonnis . . . 
justifeyth at Obyrdin and quarterit. This doyne be Lord James erll of 
Murra and of Mar and prior of Sanctandres yer of God ane M v c sexte 
tua yens. That samyn vyntyr rycht fayr and guid vodyr rycht deyr in 
al partis. He obeyid that tym til Luteris lawis. All this doin be the 
saidis Lord James. 

Obiit honorabilis vir Willelmus Murray de Tullybardiny apud eun- 
dem xxx die Januarii anno Domini M v sexte tua yer. Orate pro 
aniina eius quia nobilissimus fuit .... obiit in lege Lutereana. 

Obiit Joannes Dou M'Condoquhy V'Gregor apud castrum de Glen- 
wrquha secundo die Februarii anno Domini M v sexte tua yer. Orate 
pro eo. 

Item the vyntyr sexte tua yer rycht fayr nodyr snaw nor frost . . . 
the nyxt Lentren quartyr rycht dry and deyr m all partis. Jems Maria 
sit semper. 

Item John Maistyr of Athowill and son till John erll of Awtholl 
borne in Dunkell the xxij day of May on Settyrday the yer of God ane 
M v c sexte tre yer. Litera Dominicalis C. God gif him grace til 
prospyr weill. 

Item obiit Neyn Glas in mense Februarii sexte tre yeris. 

Obiit Allexander Menzes de eodem apud Perth et sepultus abidem 
septimo die Mertii anno Domini M v c sexte tre yeris. Abrenuntiauit 
missam et sacramentum altaris. 

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viz. the boll of maill v merk and the feyr of meill in mony partis iiij 
merk and the lady of Straythort tuk v merk for the boll of maill for 
the feyr. Ane gud symmyr and gud harist pece and rest excep the 
lard of Glenvrquhay wyryth aganis Clangregor. 

Obiit Joannes Dougallson apud Ferna desimo sexto die Mai in domo 
sua propria et sepultus in ecclesia de Inchadin desimo septimo die 
eiusdem cum magna congregatione populonim anno Domini M v c sexte 
fowr yeris. Hilerem datorem non dispisit Deus ergo nee ipsum dis- 
pisyt. Orate pro eo quia spreuit legem hereticorum. 

Obiit Rinalda M'Artna sponssa Augusii Dow M'Ayn Yoyr apud 
Rannoch xxviij die May et sepulta apud Fortyrgill anno Domini M 
v sexte four yeris. Orate pro anima eius. 

Item the fourt day of Julii the yer of God M v c sexte four yeris the 
fyrst stayn vas layd in the voltis of the new castell of Duninglas in 
Glenlyon. That symmyr meklle rayn contynele gud sayp of vittellis 
in al partis. The yer afor that the boll of mail gef in part v merk 
and this symmyr it vas for xviij s. and the malt for xxviij. Ther ye 
ma se the grace of God. 

. . . . haryst sexte four yeris ane gud harist. September rycht 

the xxj day of that September the erll of . . . . . 

til Eddynburch out of Ingland the quhilk .... out of Scotland 
afoyr that be the erll of .... hed the awtoryte of Scotland 
quhen the .... was bannest and was out of Scotland .... 
til it the day and yer afoyr expre ...... gyffcis til the 

nobillis of Scotland and hors and ryngis of gold til 


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die Nouembris et sepultus in chore de Fortyrgill in archa lingna sexto 
die eiusdem anno Domini M v sexte fowr yeris. Litera Dominicalis A. 
Orate pro anima eius. Fuit firmus in fide chatolica secundum Noui 
Testament! legem. 

Necatus fuit Patricius M'Ayn VCowill V'Ayn per Jacobum 
M'Gestalcar apud Ardewynnek septimo die Decembris et sepultus 
octauo die eiusdem apud Inchadin in tumulo patrueli. Litera Domini 
calis A. Orate pro eo . . Anno Domini sexte four yeris. 

Obiit Dominus Kobertus M'Genayr rector de Assent . . schriba 
episcopi curie de Dunkell apud Dunkell anno Domini 

M v c sexte fyve yere. 

Necati fuerunt Gregorius films dicani Lesmorensis alias M'Gregor et 
Robertus M'Conil V'Gregor vndesimo die Junii viz. in die Pentecostes 
post mediam noctis et domus fuit combusta et ipsi necati per Jacobum 
M'Gestalcar cum suis complicibus anno Domini M v c sexagesimo quinto 
et tumulati in eodem tumulo in choro de Inchadin. Judex Deus 
Justus sciens asbcondita et puniens quando wult vsque in tertiam et 
quartam progeniem. 

Necatus fuit Jacobus M'Gestalcar VThatrik cum suis complicibus 
per Gregorium M'Gregor de Stronmelecan cum suis sodalibus apud 
Ardowenec xxvij die Julii anno Domini M v sexagesimo quinto. Fuit 
nequissimus et oppressor pauperum vnde dicitur Molificos ne patiaris 
viuere super terram. 

Obiit Christina Cwnygem sponssa Joannis Dougallson apud Stronfarna 
vltimo die Januarii anno Domini M quingentissimo sexagesimo quinto 
et sepulta primo die Februarii apud Inchadin. Orate pro anima eius. 

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Dawe ane Frenceman and ane rycht tendyr serwand til the Quenis 
Grace vas slane in the Quenis chalmyr in Eddynbroch be my Lord 
Kewen the erll of Morton and be Lord Lyndissa prynsypall with ther 
conplesis. Item ane gud symmer and harist viz. sexte and fyv yeris gret 
hayrschyppis in mony partis of Scotland in Stratherne in Lennox in 
Glenalmond in Braydalbin bayth slattyr and oppressyon beand mayd 
in syndry vdyr partis be the erll of Ergill and M'Gregor and ther com- 
plesis. Siclyk in Strathardil mony men slayn be the men of Atholl and 
the Stuartis of Lorn. 

Obiit Christina Neyn Ville Stwart apud Borrow in Glenlyon et 
sepulta abidem xxvj die Mertii anno Domini M v c sexte sex yeris. 

Obiit Robertas Eobertson de Strowen apud Innervak vi[ce]simo tertio 
die Mai anno Domini M v c sexte sex yeris et tumulatus in ecclesia de 
Strowen die supra dicto. Iste fait bonus subditis nil inique egit nully 
nocuit omnibus suis profuit magne reputationis apud proximos 
estimabatur. Ideo precor vt saluus erit et sic puto quia scribitur 
Proximus ille Deo qui sit ratione tacere. 

Obiit Patricius M'Genayr apud Tomclatin et ^ . . . apud Dow 
vigesimo nono die Octobris anno Domini M v c sexte sex yeris. Litera 
Dominicalis F. 

Item anno Domini M v c sexte sex yeris ane gud symmer evyl 
August . . . veyth in September gud corne in al partis evil 
October .... 

Item the nynt day of Februar on Sunda at mydnycht the yer of God 
ane thowsand fyv hundyr sexte sex yeris Hary King of Scotland son 
til the erl of Lennox the housband til Quene Mare Queue of Scotland 
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slayn the said da and yer at the Halyrwdos in Edynbrocht be quhom 
I can nocht tell zyt bot eftyr that it vas hard that it vas doyne be the 
Lord Bodcll and his complesis. The said Lord Bodell eftyr that vas 
mareyth with the Quein and partyt with his awin Lade. 

Item the xj day of Junii the yer of God ane M v c sexte sewyn yeris 
the saidis Quene Marion was tayne be my Lord of 

Atholl and his conplesis princypell and so was hed til Lochlewin and 
haldyn ther in captywyte and my Lord Bodell fled til the nord land 
til syc refug and eftyr that was ane rawer on the se on Scotland and 
Ingland and zyd til Denmark. 

Item the fyrst da of May the Quhene of Scotland com out of Loch 
lewin quhar so was in captiuyte. So was conwoyt out of that be the 
lard of Lochlewenis brodyr and hed til Castel Homilton and the xiij 
da of May eftyr that hyr complesis and met with the Begent Lord of 
Murray hyr contrapart quhar mony of the Quenis men war slayne and 
tayn and so gat awa and the erll of Ergill and ther was slayne mayr 
na thoyll scoyr on the Quenis syd and the rysydew put to flycht and 
part tayne. 

The symmyr sexte sevin yeris rycht dry and het that brynt . . kill 
come and gyrs in mony partis of Scotland . . . evyl haryst and 
naymly October and part of Septembar. 

Memorandum the fyft da of Apryill the yer of God ane thowsand 
V 3 tre scoyr aucht yeris the lytil barne Jonet Campbell com til me so 
beand bot fyv quarteris aid. God gif his grace til prospyr veill. 

Obiit Duncanus M'Allestyr V'Olchallum VGregor apud Slattych in 
Glenlyon xiij die Aprilis M v sexte viij yeris. He vas bot xxvij yer 


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Obiit Joneta Neyn Gregor apud Fortyrgill et sepulta in choro 
eiusdem xij die Octobris anno Domini M v sexte viij yeris. 

The Eegent of Scotland callyt James Stuart bastyr son til Kyng 
James the fyft . slayn at Lythquhow the xxiij day of Januar the yer of 
God M v c sexte nyn yeris. He vas slan be Humyltown 

with ane handgon. 

Item that wyntyr and haryst rycht fayr vodyr and gud sayp of 
vyttellis thoch the symmyr afoyr that vas rycht deyr the feyr of bayr 
tre pund ilk boll and the boll of mail iiij merk. 

The vij da of Apryill Gregor M'Gregor of Glensra heddyt at Belloch 
anno sexte and ten yeris. 

The xxij day of Awgust John M'Conil Dow VGeglas V'Kesok slayn 
besyd Glenfallych and xiij men of the lardis of Glenwrquhais men 
slayn that da be Clangregor and ther 'complesis sexte ten yeris. Gud 
in hawin stance them of ther vykgytnes. So be it. 

The symmyr sexte ten yeris rycht gud and all vittellis gud sayp the 
Awgust rycht fayr and gud vodyr. The secund day of September the 
yer forsaid the erll of Hummylton the aid Duk of Scotland the erll 
of Argill the erll of Awtholl the bissop of Sanctandros the abbot of 
Kylmonnyn the Lord. Secutor the Lord Catnes and mony vderis lordis 
and men of gud conuenyt al thegyddyr at the furd of Lyon and ther 
thay sat ane [con]sal in the hall of Thomethogill. I can nocht tell 
zyt quhat vas concludyt ther. 

Item the xxv da of Septembar M c lndla decessyt and vas yirdyt the 
xxvj da of the samyn sexte ten yeris. Litera Dominican's A. Sep 
tember ewyll vodyr and Octobar quhill the xv day and than guid 
vodyr and fayr. 

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Item the byssop of Sanctandros abboth of Payssla callyt Maistyr 
John Hummylthon tayn in the castell of Dunbarten and all thay that 
was therin war tayn be tresson of ane capitan that was keipand the sayd 
castell and the said bissop vas tayn and justifeit and hangyt in 
Styrwelyn. Al this doyn be my Lord Lennox Regent of Scotland that 
tym. The castal tayn the fyrst day of Apryill the yer of God ane M 
v sexte lewyn yens. The wyntyr and Lentren quartyr ewyll wodyr 
mony seip and gayth ded skant of fodyr in mony plassis. 

Item the fyrst day of September the yer of God ane M v sexte lewin 
yeris the erl of Huntlye and Lord Glyd com out of Edynbroch ondyr 
sylenc of the nycht til Styrwelyng with ther complesys and tuk my 
Lord Eegent erll of Lennox some Inglysman and was slan that 
samyn da with ane culculryn be the saydis compane. It vas rycht 
ewyl wodyr in September and October. That samyn haryst the xiiij 
da and yer abowin James Eewen ane gud serwand of the lardis of 
Glenwrquhays was d . . nyth in vattyr of Glenquoyth and zyrdyth 
in Inchadin. Item that wynthyr rycht fayr wodyr quhyl the fyftein 
day of Januar and fra that furth quhyl the xxij day of Merche 
gret frost that na plwis zyd quhil aucht dayis eftyr that and men 
mycht weill pas and repas on the ies of Lyon the tryd day of 

Obiit Gregorius films vicarii de Fortyrgill in domo sui patris in For- 
tyrgill desimo sexto die Nouembris anno Domini M v c sexte levin yeris 
et eodem die sepultus in Fortyrgill. 

Item samyn yer viz. ane M v c sexte lewin yeris the xxij day of 
Februar ther com eftyr nown ane gret stroym and snaw and hayll 
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gayng nor ryd and mony bestis war pareist forth in that storm 
and mony men and vemen war pareist in syndry partis and al 
kynd of vyttellis rycht deyr and that becaus na millis mycht gryn 
for the frost. All cornis com til the mill of Dunkell out of Sane 
Jonisthown betuyxt that and Dunkell and all vdyr bundis about far 
and neyr. The maill gef that tym in Sane Jonisthown xliiij s. the 
malt xxxiiij s. and or Sane Patrykis day the maill vas for xxv s. viij d. 
and the malt for xxx s. 

Item the tryd day of Merche the yer of God ane M v c sexte lewin 
yeris my Lord Meffen slayn be ane scot (schot) of ane gowin that com 
out of the castel of Edynbroch be the Lord Hummilton and erll of 
Hunttly and ther complesis and gret weris that yer in the north land 
betuyxt Gordonis and Forbesis and the Forbesis put til the warst and 
mony slayn of them and thownis vastitht and brynt. 

The xxiiij day of September the yer of God ane thowsand fyv hundyr 
sexte xij yeris Allestyr M'Allestyr slain and his son ane yonge barne of 
sewin yer all aid callyt Gregor and Duncan brodyr tyl Allestyr al slain 
in Stromfarna be Patryk Dow M'Gregor VCondoquhy Lawdossyt 
with his complesis and be the drath of Allestyr Gald M'VGregor. 
The sadis Allestyr and his son and brodyr zyrdyth in Fortyrgill 
the awcht and xx da of Septembar. Si bene fesit sic habuit. The 
quhylk yer on Sane Bartholomis day the papetis in France slew and 
murdreist in the nycht mony men and vemen of the congregation of 

Item my Lord Ersgyn Kegent of Scotland decessyt apud Styrweling 
at Mychelmes or therby the yer of God M v c Ixxij yeris. 

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Donaldi vltimo die Nouembris et sepultus eodem die in choro de For 
tyrgill anno Domini M v septuagesimo secundo. Litera Doinini- 
calis D. 

Item obiit Katherina Neyn Allestyr V'Olchallum VGregor sponssa 
Patricii M'Qukewin apud Ardtrasgyr desimo nono die Januarii in 
gallocantu et sepulta in choro de Fortyrgil eodem die anno Domini 
M v c Ixxij. 

The castel of Edynbroch tain and vin be the Regent of Scotland 
callyt Lord Morton be the supple of Inglismen. The laird of Graynche 
justifeyt and quarterit and inony vderis the yer of God A M v sexte 
and xij yeris. 

Obiit Donaldus M'Gregor V'Covil in the nord land xxx die Mertii 
et sepultus in eccletia de Taldow in Strathdayn anno Domini M v sexte 
xiij yeris. 

Item Donald Dow M'Couil V'Quhewin heddyt at the Kenmor be 
Collyn Campbel of Glenwrquhay the sewint day of Apryill and zirdyt 
in Fortyrgill that samyn day the yer of God ane M v c sexte xiiij yeris. 

Item gud Maid N'Ayn Vay in Glenlyon spous til the clerk M'Nevin 
zirdyt in Branwo the xxviij day of Apryil the yer abowin vrittyn. God 
hawe mercy of hyr. 

Obiit Ellyssat Neyn Huston V'Ewyn sponssa Donaldi M'Condoquhy 
Voyr apnd Fortyrgill sexto die Mei et sepulta septimo die eiusdem in 
choro de Fortyrgil anno Domini M v c sexte xiiij yeris. 

Necatus fuit Patricius Dow M'Gregor V'Duncan Lawdossyt apud 
Bofudyr per Clandowilchayr quarto die Octobris anno Domini M v c sexte 
xiiij yeris. 

Obiit Willelmus Stuart de Grantully apud eundem quarto die Mertii 


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et sepultus in eccletia de Grantully sexto die Mertii viz. in Dominica 
die anno Domini millesimo v c Ixxiiij. Kequiescat in pace quia bonus 

Item the symmyr in the yer of God ane M v c Ixxiiij rycht ewil vodyr 
and deyr the bol of malt five merk and half merk and the bol of mail 
iiij merk and 3 (one third ?) merk. Evil August wynd and ran. The 
justice ayr in the nord land haldin be the Kegent callyth James Douglas 
erll of Morton. That samyn harist ewil vodyr that evyr was sein con 
tinual weyth. 

Item the yer of G-od M v c sexte xv yeris on the Nyn Virgines day the 
prasyn and the margat was haldin and begwn at the Kenmor at the 
end of Lochthay and ther was na margat nor fayr haldin at Inchadin 
quhar it was wynt tilbe haldin. All this doin be Collyn Campbell of 

Item the Challar M'Grassych Awyllych slayn at Fortyrgill be John 
M'lndla VCoyrll and Patrik his brodyr the quhilk tua brodyr war 
slayn that samyn hoyr at Fortyrgill on Sonday eftyr the nycht fell 
thay all beand eftyr drynkin and twa M'Coyrllis war s]ayn be Donald 
M'Ginleyth Woyr V'Cowill alias Campbell. This doin the xxij day of 
Januar sexte xv yeris and thyr tre personis var zyrdyth the xxiij day 
of Januar in the kyrk of Fortyrgill. God haff merci of them. 

Item the feyr of bayr and malt that yer fy v merk and the maill tre 

Item the xxiij da of Merche the yer abowin vryttin I began til saw 
in the Borllin of Fortyrgill. Ane rycht ewyl Merche and ane evil 
December Januar and Februar bayth snaw and frost weyth and hayll 
and vyttellis rycht deyr al that wyntyr and Lentren quartyr. 

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Obiit Dnncanus M'Geclerych V'Couil Vantych apud Ledonec in domo 
sua propria desimo octauo die May et sepultus desimo nono die eius- 
dem in choro de Fortyrgill anno Domini M v c sexte xvj yeris. Bonus 
fuit. Kequiescat in pace sempiterna. 

Item the xix da of Junii the yer of God ane M v sexte sexteyn 
yeris Moreist M'Ayn Woreist V'Kay and tua yong men slain witli 
him in the pet mos in mekill Culdyr be Allestyr M'James laird of 
Glennis with his complesis. Deus judex in tali cawsa. 

Obiit Joneta Neyn Duncan V'Gregor sponssa Donaldi M'Quhewin 
apud Thyneyff vltimo die Junii et sepulta primo die Julii in choro de 
Fortyrgill anno Domini M v c sexte and xvi yeris. The quhilk symer 
was rycht gud vodyr bot ther vas wyer betwyxt my Lord of Argyll and 
my Lord Awtholl and gret spwlyation mayd be the men of Lochchabyr 
on pwer men. God se til that. Item all Junii and Julii and Awgust 
lycht ewyl vodyr mekill ran and veyth quhill September and than 
rycht fayr vodyr quhill the xvj da of September eftyr that rycht ewyl 
vodyr na aytis some in Fortyrgill the xxiij da of September bot rycht 
lytill and namly in Ballenecragge. Item al October evil vodyr mekil 
corne onsorne and onled. 

Item the erll of Huntly decessyt the xviij da of October anno Domini 
M v c sexte sextein yeris in He decessyt suttenly. Ewil 

haryst ewil vintyr ewil Merche contynual weyth and nae aytes sawyn 
in Merche. The xxij da of Merche I began til saw aytis. 

Item John Stuart M'Neyll of Bonrannych dronyth in wattyr of 
Mwyrellhows in the Cro of Mar the secund da of May the yer of God M 
v c sexte and xvij yeris. 

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and Jtinii rycht evyl weyth and vynd and the bayr seyd rycht layth 
in al plasis quhil eftyr Sane Colmis day. Item that symmyr the caste! 
of Weym vas byggyth and endyth. 

Obiit Duncanus Campbell de Glenlyon apud castrum de Belloch xvij 
die Januarii et sepultus in capella de Finlark xviij die eiusdem anno 
Domini M v sexte xviij yeris cuitis anime propriciatur Deus. Non fuit 
auarus. Hilarem datorem diligit Deus. 

Obiit Joannes Stuart comes Awtholie apud Kincorne xxv die Aprilis 
anno Domini sexte xix yeris. 

Item in the yer thair is thre peralis dais in speciall and generall for 
all thingis viz. the first Munnunda euer yer the last Munnunda of May 
and the last Munnunda of September and the malis of them is a dark 
sais that quhat chylde is gottin or borne on that day or ony ane of thir 
tre dais for verite he sail owthyr be brint or dronit or de suddanle 
and it be ane madin schyld scho salbe ane commund voman er ellis sum 
vthyr ewill doyar and abill tyll haff ane ewyll ending and gyff ony 
man or voman ettis ony gwys fles in ony of thir tre dais he sail hawe 
the fFaland ewil and ne wark sail cum to guid end at is begun in ony of 
thir tre dais. The best dais of ewre moneth for to begin ony wark or 
to tak ony jurna in hand is the fyrst day the ferd day the vj day the 
vij day the xiiij da. Item ther is tre dais and Sane Beid sayis that 
quhat man or woman is borne in ony of them his fles sail neuir rot 
viz. the xij day of Januar the xiiij day of Merche and the xviij day of 

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Nill timere credis uxoris sepe querelis 
Namque Deus nouit vt quos tu diligis odit. 

Raro credatur cuiquam qui multa loquitur. 

Ascalonita necat pueros Antipa Johannem 
Agrippa Jacobum claudens in carcere Petrum. 

Mulier est hominis confusio insaciabilis bestia continua solicitude 
indeficiens pungna quotidianum damnum domus tempestatis impedi- 
mentum viri continentis naufragium vas adulterii periculosum pre- 
dium animalle pessimum grauissimum pondus aspis insanabilis 
humanum mancipiuni in pungna vnde enim mulier quase mulcens 

Fili fuge ebrietatem. 

Ebrietas est tota imbescilis primo abolet memoriam dissipat sensum 
neclegit mentem confundit intellectum concitat libidinem imbuit 
linguain imph'cat sermonem corrumpit sanguinem obtundit visum 
perturbat venas infirmat neruos abturet aures turbat viscera subuertit 
sensus humectat cerebrum debilitat membra frangit sompnum im- 
pedit ministeria obruit animum maculat corpus et anima salutem 

Anna primum virum habuit Joachim de quo concepit Mariana 
matrem Domini sponsam Joseph. Eo mortuo accepit Anna Cleopharn 
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tuor filios viz. Joseph Thadeum Symonein et Jacobum. Mortuo 
autem Cleopha accepit predicta Anna tertium maritum viz. Salome 
de quo habuit tertiam Mariam quam dedit Zebedeo de quo habuit duos 
filios viz. Johannem ewangelistam et Jacobum. 

Nomina Apostolorum. 

Petrus et Andreas Jacobus pariterque Johannes 
Thomas et Jacobus Phillippus Bartholomeus 
Matheus Symon Thadeus vnde Mathias. 

Nota. Adamis eilld. In the xv yer of aig he gat Cayne and his sister 
Calmana and in the xxx yer of aig he gat Abell and his sistyr Debbora. 
Bot Abell wes thereftyr slane be his brodyr Cayne quhairfor Adam and 
Ewe dolowrit ane hundyr yer. And quhen he wes ane hundyr and xxx 
yer aid Adam gat Seith and lewyt thereftyr viij yeir and sua quhen 
Adam deit he was ix hundyr and xxx yer in haill. 

Item haly sanctis sais that Allmychty God hecht to Noye at ther suld 
nocht be sicht ane flud as wes in Noyis tyme neuir eftyr hend and in 
taking therof God set his bow in the air quhilk is lik vattyr and ffyir 
quhilk is liknyt to tua domis viz. wattyr and ffyir. The doime of 
wattyr sail neuir be bot doutles fyir salbe and the raynbow sail nocht 
be sein fourthy yeris befoir. 

Die primo facta est lux die 2 factum est celum die 3 factum est 
mare et terra die quarto soil luna et stelle die quinto reptantia 
maris et volatilia sexto die jumenta serpentes bestie et homo. 

The Chronicle of Fortircjall. 

Nota. Irland is xij scoir mylis of lenth viz. betwixt Clachstockcan 
in Vltew agis Caruenant in Movin the quhylk deuidis in vj 
partis viz. Cogow Vllych Cogow Layne Cogow Chonnicht the tua 
Movinnis and the Mee. Item there is in Cogow Vllych xxxv trew- 
chacheudis of land. Item in Cogow Connych xxx trewchachedis. 
Item in Cogow Layne xxxj trechachedis of land. Item in the Mee 
xvij trechachedis of land. Item ilk trewchached xxx vpland thownis 
callyt with them ballych beatych forwtyn the barronis of Irland and 
ilk ane of thai vpland townis suld heir iij c ky vith all vdyr gudis 
efferand therto and vij plwis vith pastour eneuch. Item the some of 
trewchacheddis is ix scoyr and iij. 

Luffaris bewar and tak gud hed 
Quhom that ye luiff quharfoir ye suflyr pane 
I lat yow wit ther is rycht few abowte 
That ye may trist to haif trew luif agane 
Preif quhen ye wyll yowr labowr is in vane 
Therfor I red ye tak thame as ye fynd 
For thai ar sad as widdyrcok in vynd. 

Non ad taxillos ludas nam jus illos 
Ludi vitentur aut pluria dampna sequentur 
Ludere dispendit res famam tempora perdit 
Fraudem committit mendacia scandala nutrit 
Se male ditare cupit et alios spoliare 
Clamat blasphemat irascitur et maledampnat 



The Chronicle of Fortirgall. 

Infert litigia periuria verbera furta 
Ecclesiam spernit nocet huic qui ludere cernit 
Languit marcessit dolet amittendo calescit 
Perdens insanit male stando corpus inanit 
Quamuis letetur modicum si forte lucretur 
Non hoc ditatur iniuste si teneatur. 

Zana wrys fane zea senene lavaynd enoyll 
Wylssw thoys gehilk er coyrll crok isfoyll 
Ne dawyll eclye gyth kayll quhyzeyld nar kend ge moyr 
Lo nasenthe wda er sathyn zew paynechoyr 
Euksw thorre assinwur ge donne lessyr Ion bee 
Traiksw charwis errenoyll quhaba doyne spyryt neyfT 
Eda eichyth la wa dea na traske gyn vaye se nain 
Nyth ene elye chor seis isse nye va cheist erir kayn 
La zazyng irloch nyrhair coram veis na zoyll 
Is fadde quhyorrew egain ayth is braik is foyll 
Anfythn gyncrydew erdoynyr hantyth is noyg nar lae 
Nyrhene gynyrbe gedes ezene vrysfane zae. 

To stanch blud. 

Item the pudyr of Paches castin apon the place quhar ane bludyt 
stanchyt the bledyng. 

Item ane oynion is helssum to annoynt the place that is bittin vith 
ane madde dog. 

The Chronicle of Fortirgall. 

Item gyf a man be dissasyt be drynkyng of vyne owyr nyglit let hyui 
on the mornyng tak ane fresche dryng of wyn agan. 

Item he that vil pas on the se a few dais or he pas he sal mekill the 
se vattyr vith wyne and gif he ma nocht get wyne lat hym dryng part 
of the se vattyr and he sail eschew spuyng. 

Item drynkyng of vattyr hurteth the stomok and dystroyth the 
appetyt. Item drynkin of vattyr with met lattyth degestion for it 
inakgy th the met that is etjn than raw. Item moche vattyr suld nocht 
be drunkin eftyr met it causyth the met sowm in the stomak. 

Item denar and supper ane suld et weil and drynk oft and lytil at 
ones and nocht to do as a brut best dois that etyth his fil of met and 
drynketh eftyrwart for the bettyr that the drynk be mynglet with 
the met. 

Item propretes of mustyr seid. The fyrst is it makith ones eis to 
vattyr be reson it is varra had and lowissyth the hwmeditis of the brane. 
Item it purgyth the brain and clenseth away the flewmatyk humedetes 
of the hed. Alsua gif it be put into the nosthrillis it purgyth the lied 
by resson that it prowokyth man to neis the nesying purgith the brane. 
Item wenous wormes ma nocht byid the smuk of mustert scid. 

Item irnmediat slep eftyr met and that is gif ane et his fyl for the 
immediat slep wil nocht suffyr the met to degest and of met ondegestit 
ar engenneryt gros ondegestit fumeis quhylk with ther grossenes stop 
the conduytes of hering. The secund'is moche rnowyng eftyr met. 
The trid is dronknes. 

Item ewyl for the sycht til luk aganis the son. Item wepin and 
gretyng. Item mustert. Item carnal copulation and special eftyr gret 


The Chronicle of Fortirgall. 

Non sum qui laudem summo te accumbere mane 
Judice conueniens me dabit hora cibum 
Viuat in eterrmm qui dat michi dulce Falernum 
Qui michi dat villum mala passio capiat ilium. 

Buncan Eatbeus' Testament. 

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Quhen passit wes the tyme of tendir age, 

And Youth with Insolence maid acquentance, 

And Wickitnes enforced Evill courage, 
Quhill Micht with Crueltie maid alliance, 
Then Falshead tuke on him the governance 

And me betaucht ane houshald for to gyde 

Callit Evill cumpanie baith to gang and ryde. 

My maister houshald wes heich Oppressioun, 
Eeif my Stewart that cairit of na wrang, 

Murthure, Slauchtir, ay of ane professioun, 
My cubicularis hes bene thir yearis lang, 
Recept that oft tuik in mony ane fang 

Wes portar the yettis to oppin wyde, 

And Couatice wes chalmerlane at all tyde. 


Duncan Laideus' 

Conspiracie, Inwy, and Fals repoirt 

Wer iny priue counsalouris lewe and deare, 

Then Kubberie the poepill to extoirt 

And Commone thift tuke on thame sa the steir 
That Treuth in my presence durst not appeir, 

For Falsheid had him ay at mortall feid, 

And Thift brocht Lawtie finalie to deid. 

Oppressioun cleikit Gude reule be the hair 
And suddanlie in ane presoun him flang, 

And Crueltie caist Pitie ouir the stair, 

Quhill Innocence wes murthurit in that thrang. 
Then Falshead said he maid my hous richt strang 

And furnist weill with meikill wrangus geir, 

And baid me neither God nor man to feir. 

This cative cumpanie had sa in cure 

Baith my bodie and saule in governance, 

That I dred nocht Fortunes miseventure 
Nor of the warld the doubill inconstance. 
But now, alace ! richt sone Dame Variance 

Hes maid ane change and brocht me to rwyne 

For my demeritis to gar me thoill pyne. 



Bot now, alace ! the time approchis neir 
That the saule fra the bodie mon depairt ; 

Quhairfoir I pray yow that be present heir 
Vnto my counsall now ye will aduert, 
Syne schaw it to my complices eftirwart : 

I wat thai will say, ' He that suld hawd ws 

Is gane for euir, gude Duncane Lawdus/ 

First in my youthead I began to deale 

With small oppressionis and tendir lambis, 

Syne with Lawtie I brak baith band and seill, 
Cleikit couplit kiddis with thair damis, 
Eftir fangit beafe with greit hammis, 

Then culd I nocht stand content of ane kow 

Without I gat the best stirk of the bow. 

Syne rang I furth in Tyranie alway 
Slayand just men that neuir did offence, 

Quhill mony complaint come baith nycht and day 
To King James the Ferd that royall prince, 
Quha gaif strait command without residence 

Me to searche and seik in euerie place 

Quhill I wer fund and brocht vnto His Grace. 


Duncan Laideus' 

The loud corrinoch then did me exile 

Throw Lome, Argyle, Menteith and Braidalbane 

Bot, lyke ane fox with mony wrink and wyle 
Fra the hundis eschapis oft onslane, 
Sa did I then, syne schupe me to remane 

In Lochabir with gude Ewin Alesoun, 

Quhair that we wan mony ane malesoun. 

My tarie thair wes hot for ane schoirt quhyle, 
Quhen hastalie on me wes maid ane chace 

Be vmquhile Archibald Erie of Argyle : 
Syne hitherwart agane I maid ane race, 
Quhair me betyde richt sone ane cairfull cace, 

Tane lyke ane tratoure without moir delay 

Be Schir Duncane Campbell of Glenvrquhay, 

This wyis man knew richt weill my wickit mynd, 
And sone gart cast me into ane dungeoun deip 

Fast into fetteris fessonit and sair pynd, 
Quhair, as I list bot litill for to sleip, 
Disparit of grace [I] ay did murne and weip : 

Drownit in sorrow wes baith my mynd and cheir 

Quhill eftirwart the fate approched neir. 



The dolorous day and dulefull houre 
Of Floudoun feild and battell intestyne 

That royall roy, of cheualrie the floure, 
With infinite nobillis brocht vnto rwyne. 
This gentill knycht with ane lordlie tryne 

Vnto that stoure valiantlie did pretend, 

Quhair by Destanie schapin wes his end. 

The tedious tydingis throucht this realuie ran, 
The greit defeat and finall distructioun 

Off oure King with mony worthy man : 
This hard I all, Hand in deip dungeoun : 
I thocht me then half out of my presoun, 

For I did ay, as dois the meikill Devill, 

Crabit of gude and euir blyith of evill. 

Deliuerit then of danger and of deid, 
Lattin agane vnto my libertie 

By help of freindis keparis of that steid, 
To quhame I promeist ane pensioun yeirlie, 
Bot in guid faith my intent wes treulie 

Neuir worde to keip of that promes than, 

Nor yit sensyne maid to na vther man. 


Duncan Laideus' 

Then be the way me haistalie thair metis 
My companions swift as ony suallowis, 

For greit blythnes sittis doun and greittis, 
Sayand, " Maister, weilcum be Alhallous, 
Na we be hangit heich vpone ane gallons, 

Gif we be nocht blyther of yow alane 

Nor we had that baith God and Sanct Phillane." 

" Quhat tydingis, schirris," quod I, " fra the hoist ?" 
Quod thai, " In guid faith we byde not for to lane, 

The King with mony worthie man is loist, 

Baith Erie Archibald and Schir Duncane slane." 
" Off thai tydingis," quod I, " I am richt fane, 

For, had the knycht leavit, or yit the lorde, 

Thai had me wirriit stark deid in ane corde. 

" Now, gude fallowis, harkin quhat I say to yow, 
This cuntrie think I for to reule my self, 

Be trew to me all thairfoir I pray yow, 
And we among ws ay sail pairt the pelf, 
And rype in faith mony pouir wedois skelf, 

For scho sail say that Duncane and his men 

Hes not hir left the valoure of ane hen." 



Then ansuerit thai all with ane voce attanis, 
" Bot gif we do as thow biddis ws ay 

The devill tak ws, saule, body and banis, 
Quik vnto hell withouten moir delay." 
I hering thame tliir wordis glaidlie say, 

Sik curage culd into my mynd incress, 

And sone began the coramonis to oppress. 

Lyke ane wolfe greadie and insatiabill 
Devoring scheip with mony bludie box, 

To the pcepill I wes als terribill, 

Reiffand fra thame mony ane kow and ox 
War the gray meir in the fettir lox 

At Johne Vpalandis dur knit fast aneuch, 

Vpone the mome he mist hir to the pleuch. 

My tyme this furth in wickitnes indurit, 
Seing thair wes nan me to correct, 

The King wes young, the lawis wer obscurit, 
Than thocht I not my tyme for to neglect ; 
Mony ane kow and meir I did collect, 

Conquest all by oppressioun, reif, and thift, 

Quhill eftirwart that King James the Fift 




Duncan Laideus' 

Began into this regioun for to ring. 
Maist circumspect with princelie governance, 

With manlie hart began this awfull King 

Trespassouris to pvnische with cruell vengeance 
Quhilkis to his liegis had done greit offence. 

Sa mony hang vpone gallousis naikit, 

For feare of him the out His quaikit. 

This subtile King send furth with mony trane 
Spyis to se in quhat land I hantit, 

To him thai, " Forsuith in Braidalbane 
Yon theif is with rnony lymmer plantit." 
Then thocht he sone that we suld be dantit. 

Knawand his mynd to be gevin in sik soirt, 

To Lochabir agane I maid resoirt. 

I had tareit bot schoirt quhile in that steid 
Quhen I wes outlaw and put vnto the home : 

Then wist I nocht quhat hoill to hyde my heid, 
Full oft wareit the houre that I wes borne, 
Traisting richt sone myself to be forlorne, 

Hearing of the schairp law and justice 

Quhilk I luiffit on na maner of wyis. 



Death that sparis na creature on lyve, 

Wrocht be dame Nature in this aerth adoun. 

Hes tane this King of the warld belyve, 
And him bereft his septoure and his crouu. 
Scotland, thow art the vnhappie regioun, 

Thow hes greit cans for to murne and weip 

Sen lie is gane wes wonnt the kow to keip. 

My febill bodie stowpit than in age, 

Of dreidfull death abydiug ay the houre, 

Wex, as me thocht, of xxx yeir of age, 
Hering the reuthful cryis and clamoure, 
Lamenting soir that prince of hie honoure. 

Me thocht richt few that his death regratit, 

Bot the pouir commonis, richt weill I wat it. 

My cheif and freindis then I gart convene 
To ane priue counsall all thegidder, 

Quhilk the Clanlaurent full soir micht mene. 
The caus thairof ye may weill cousidder : 
In the Passioun oulk into Balquhidder 

Sevin and tuentie we slew into that place 

Be fyre and suorde, thai grit na vther grace. 


Duncan Laidens' 

I gart M'Gregoure suirlie vndirstand 

The Clandonoquhy wer gadderit him aganis : 

Strowane thair cheif in Strathbraan we fand, 
Or he was wer, we wer about his wanis ; 
With felloun fyre we brint vp all attanis, 

His seruandis slane and murthurit thair in steid, 

Him self captiue away with ws culd leid. 

In evill intent and deidis detestabill 
Seing fortune this algait with ws rin, 

I drew ane draucht I wat mair treasonabill 
By tentatioun of Sathan me within, 
That Ganyelon culd not siclike begin, 

Suppois he in treasone past all vther : 

In gude faith I micht be callit his brother. 

With mynd peruers and fraudulent ingyne 

I gart Makgregoure wickitlie pretend 
The hous of Glenvrquhay to bring to rwyne. 
Vpone ane nycht to Glenlyoun as thai did wend, 
Baith young and auld that of that hous was kend 
With suddan fyre we thocht for to persew : 
Bot thai wer wyis, and weill oure treasoun knew. 



Had we gottin oure will in thir thingis, 

This cuntray we thocht oure selffis for to gyde ; 

We sckupe to flie, bot we wantit wingis ; 

Bot he fra quhame na thing that we may hyde 
Hes sene oure rnyndis sa extollit in pryde, 

Quhen we trowit best to cum to oure desyre, 

The brig brak and we fell in the myre. 

Makgregoure, of quhame sa mony stude aw, 
Out of this warld richt suddanlie can fair. 

Quha suld traist in fortune ony thraw ! 

For heir the day, the morne ye wat not quhair ; 
Lyke as the elude discendis frorne the air 

And haistalie returnis into nocht, 

Frorne hie estait sa man full law is brocht. 

Oure freyndis not litill the cais did lament, 
Seing the want of sik ane one as he. 

With fenyeit fair alway I stude content, 
Traisting my self Makgregoure for to be. 
Yit at the least thair tutoure thai maid me : 

Thair wit wes waik, or ellis thai wantit sleip, 

Thai gaif the wolf the wedder for to keip. 


Duncan Laideus' 

By office this to dignitie promouit, 
I grew sa heich into my awin consait, 

With srheud lymmaris wickitlie contrafit, 
In hoill and cave wald ly quhill it wer lait, 
And in the nycht the loud corrinoch, God wait, 

Wes at oure taill with mony roustie akis, 

We had the ky, and thai gat bot the glaikis. 

The pouir pepill I put in sik ane feir 

Quhill in thair hartis thai wer wonder fane 

To gif me yeirlie ane pairt of thair geir. 

Fra Sanctiohnestoun west vnto Strathphillane, 
In diueris places I bid not for to lane, 

My messingeris wer ansuerit quhair thai went ; 

My purches wes bettir nor my set rent. 

The Erie of Argyle than I saw extreme 

Halding his justice with schairp correctioun. 

I dred he wald vnto the death me deine 
For the Clanlaurent put to deiectioun, 
Quha wer his men vndir his protectioun. 

Be the Buchquhilchanon that ye weill knaw : 

I luiffit neuir justice nor yit law. 



The dcvill that is ay imaginative, 
Seduceand \vs dailie to tcntatioun, 

Quhen that I micht levit in peax my lyve, 
Gart me newlie mak inchoatioun, 
Qffcruell murthure on my awin natioun, 

By the slauchtir of Allaster Ower I mene 

Quhilk lies me brocht into full mekill tene. 

Then wes I chargit to vndirly the law, 

My sone and I syne baith put to the home. 

To gar the cuntray trow I stude na aw, 
I maid thairat hot derisioun and scorne, 
And began to reif, steale, oppres, and some 

With sindrie lymmaris richt wickit and stout ; 

Bot ane schoirt quhile with me lastit that rout. 

For sum wer tane and headit of my fallous, 
Sum pitiouslic pynit with ane cord, 

Syne set vp heich vpone ane gay gallons, 

Quhilk wes ane blissit sacrifice to oure Lorde, 
And richt acceptabill I dar stand ford, 

For, gif he be scant of ky in hevin, 

Thai will him bring I wat ilk nycht ellevin. 


Duncan Laideus* 

Now haue I shoirtlie yow rehersit heir 
How I my tyme in this warld hes spendit. 

Weill I wat it is mair than fyftie yeir 
Sen I first to wickitnes intendit. 
The tyme is schoirt, alace ! now for to mend it, 

Quhairfoir I dreid richt sone accusit to be, 

Without the Lord be mercifull to me. 

My deare freindis, considder this mater weill, 
And in youre mynd exempill tak of me : 

Traist not in fortune with her fickill quheill, 
Quhen ye least wene, sonest will scho file : 
Put not youre hoip in wardlie vanitie, 

For manis stait in aerth is variabill, 

The flesche bnickill, the feind deceauabill. 

First dreid youre God, syne follow his command, 
Youre prince and reularis of the law obey, 

With lawtie youre lyfe sustene in ilk land, 
For lawtie is of grace the very key, 
With youre maister be wonder laith to pley, 

Oppres to pouir na way with violence 

Leist God thairof tak haistie vengeance. 




Be not the takaris of na wrangus geir, 
Nor in youre hous be na way recept it ; 

Bettir is of taking in tyme forbeir 

Nor to restoir quhen ye may not get it. 
To luif youre nychtboure ye are addettit 

Nixt youre God ; and how may ye than do baith 

To luif him weill and do to him na skaith. 

Off diueris eventuris I have yow tauld, 

And how I eschapit oft throw Dame Fortune, 

All thing luckit with me as myself wald, 

I eschapit fra tua kingis that bure the croun, 
And governouris and lordis of gret renoun : 

Eftir all, Colene of Glenvrquhay larde 

Had can to gif me my lattir rewarde. 

The tyme is schoirt that I have now onspent, 
Off temporall gude nocht I do posseid, 

Quhill I have space I will mak my testament. 
My spirituall gude I leif it into deid 
Spirituall men for me to sing and reid, 

For weill I wat thai will thair richtis haif, 

And I wald pleas thame alsueill as the laif. 



Duncan Laideus' 

To my Curat negligence I resigne, 

Thairwith his parochinaris for to teache : 

Ane vther gift I leif him als condigne, 

Sleuth with ignorance, sendill for to preche, 
The saullis he committis for to bleitche 

In purgatorie quhill thai be weschin clene, 

Pure religioun thairbie for to sustene. 

To the Vicar I leif diligence and cure 

To tak the vpmest claith and the kirk kow 

Mair nor to put the corps in sepulture. 
Haue pouir wedo sex gryis and ane sow, 
He will have ane to fill his bellie fow : 

His thocht is mair vpone the pasche fynis 

Nor the saullis in purgatorie that pynis. 

Oppressioun the Persone I leif vntill 
Pouir menis corne to hald vpone the rig 

Quhill he get the teynd alhaill at his will, 
Suppois the barnis thair bread suld go thig. 
His purpois is na kirkis for to big : 

Sa fair ane barne tyme God hes him sendin, 

Thir sevin yearis the queir will ly vnmendin. 



I leif vnto the Deyne dignitie but faill, 

With greit attendence quhilk he sal not mis, 

Fra adulteraris tak the buttok maill ; 
Gifane man to ane madin gif ane kiss, 
Get he not geir, thai sail not cum to bliss : 

His wynnyng is inaist throw fornicatioun, 

Spending it syne with siclike occupatioun. 

I leif vnto the Prioure for his part 
Gluttony him and his monkis to feid ; 

With fer bettir will to drink ane quart, 
Nor on the Bible ane cheptoure for to reid. 
Yit ar thai wyis and subtile into deid, 

Fenyeis thame pouir and hes greit sufficence, 

And takis welth alway with greit patience. 

I leif the Abbot pride and arrogance, 
With trappit mwles in the court to ryde, 

Not in the closter to mak residence, 
It is na honoure than 1 for him to byde, 
Bot erar for ane bischoprik to prouide, 

For weill ye wat ane pouir benifice 

Of ten thousand mark may not him suffice. 


Duncan Laideus' 

To the Bischop his fre will I allege 

Becaus thair [livis] na man him to blame 

Fra secular men he will him replege, 

And weill ye wat the Pape is fer fra hame. 
To preche the gospell he thinkis schame, 

Suppois sum tyme it wes his professioun, 

Kather nor for to sit vpone the sessioun. 

I leif my flatterie and fals dissembling 
Vnto the Freris that sae weill can fleitche, 

With mair proffit throw ane mariage making 
Nor all the Lentrane in the kirk to preche : 
Thai glois the scripture euer quhen thai teache, 

Moir in intent the auditouris to pleis 

Nor the trew worde of God for to appeis. 

Thir giftis that Dame Nature hes me lent 
I haue disponit heir as ye may sie : 

It neuir wes nor yit is myne intent 

That trew kirkmen get ocht belangis me, 

Bot [them] that hantis huredome and harlattrie, 

Gluttony, inwy, couatice and pryde, 

My executouris I mak thame at this tyde. 



Adew, all freindis, quhill eftir that we meit 
I can not tell you quhair nor in quhat place, 

Bot as the Lorde disponis for my spreit, 
Qulia is the well of mercie and of grace, 
That I may [stand] befoir his godlie face. 

Vnto the devill I leif my synnis all, 

Fra him thai come, to him agane thai sail. 

Now fair weill Kannoch, with thy loch and ile, 
To me thow wes richt traist baith evin and morne, 

Thow wes the place that wald me nocht begyle 
Quhen I haue bene oft at the kingis home : 
Yit may thou ban the houre I wes borne, 

For vncourtuuslie I quite the thy hyre, 

That left the birnand in ane felloun fyre. 

Now, gude Glendoquhart, for euir mair adew, 
That oft hes bene my bucklar and my beild, 

Baith day and nycht to me thou wes richt trew, 
And laitlie vnto quhen that I grew in eild 
And durst na mair be sene vpone the feild 

Nor dar the houlet quhen the day is licht, 

Yit thow me kepit with thy mane and micht. 


Duncan Laideus' 

Fair weill G-lenloquhay, with thy forest fre ; 

Fair weill Fernay, that oft my freind hes bene ; 
Fair weill Morinche, alace, full wo is me ! 

Thow wes the ground of all my wo and teyne ; 

Fair weill Braidalbane and Lochtay sa scheyne ; 
Fair weill Glenvrquhay and Glenlyoun baith, 
My daith to yow wil be bot litill skaith. 

Fair weill Glenalmound, garding of plesance, 
For mony fair floure haue I fra ye tane ; 

Fair weill Strathbraan, and haue remembrance 
That thow sail neuir mair sie Duncane agane ; 
Atholl, Strathtay, of my death be fane, 

For oftymis I tuik youre reddiest geir, 

Thairfoir for me se ye greit not ane teir. 

Fair weill Stratherne, maist curnlie for to knaw, 
Plenisit with plesand policie preclair 

Of touris and townis standand fair in raw ; 
I ruggit thy ribbis quhill oft I gart them rair 
Gar thy wyffis, gif thow will do na mair, 

Sing my dirige eftir vsum Sarum, 

For oftymis I gart tharne alarum. 



Fair weill Menteith, quhair oft I did repair, 
And come onsocht ay as dois the snaw, 

To part fra the my hart is wonder sair, 
Sumtyme of me I gart ye stand greit aw ; 
Bot fortune now hes lend me sik ane blaw, 

That thai quhilk dred me as the deith beforne, 

Will mok me now with hethyn schame and scorne. 

Adew all freindis, sen now I mon depart, 
And end my lyfe with schame and miserie, 

Quhilk sail not faill to yow all eftirwart, 
Bot gif ye ceis and wickitnes lat be. 
Bot of ane thing I warne yow all treulie, 

Nowthir is, wes, or salbe you amang 

To eschaip sa oft and do sa mekill wrang. 

Behald heirof quhat is the finall end 

Bot dulefull death, schamefullie to be schent ? 

Quhairfoir now, or I ony forder wend, 
My sinfull lyfe first heir I will repent, 
Beseikand the Lorde quhair I haue miswent, 

Eftir the death that he will gif me syne, 

The hevinlie place and heretage divyne. 


Duncan Laideus' Testament. 

In manus tuas, Lorde that deit on rude, 
Commendo spiritum meum with humilitie : 

Redemisti me with thy pretious blude, 
Fra endles pane of hell to mak me frie : 
Sen for my saik thou damned wes to die, 

Grant me thy grace eftir this warldlie stryf 

For to obtene the euirlasting lyf. 

A men. 


Off the M'Gregouris Armes. 

The sworcle and fir tree croceit beneath ane croun 

Ar fatall signes appropriat to this race, 
By sum foirseing fellow weill set doun, 

Meit for suche lymmaris spoilzeing euerie place. 
The croun presentis the Kingis most royall grace, 

Ane rychteous judge with skill quha dois decre 
That thai and all such cutthroittis suld imbrace 

His seueir censure for thair villanie, 
To wit, gif ony fra his sworde gois frie 

On execute, continewing in thair wrang, 
He will erect ane gallous of that trie, 

And thairvpone thame in ane widdie hang. 
Sa faris my wittis can serve, I can nocht ken 
Ane better badge for suche a sort of men. 


One thing yit restis that sould their armes befit, 
If with Sanct Johnstounis rubenis thai war knit. 



'Bufee of Ti3anai0 of jHanrent serwce, calpus, 
ann barntjs part off guto^ pertenrng to 
t\)t I)ou0 of 


THIS endentur made at Edinburgh the xv day of October the yere 
of God M iiii Lxxxviii yeris . . . proportis ... at it is appontyt . . . 
betuix honorable men Duncain Campbell of Glenlurche on the ta parte 
and Neill Stewart of Fortorgell on the tother parte in maner ... as 
efter folowis that is to say the said Duncain Campbell sail nocht in 
tyme tocum . . . distruble the said Neill in his takis stedingis kirkis 
teyndis proffitis . . . landis nor gudis be ony maner of way nouther in 
the law nor by the law nor yit sail nocht tak uther takis stedingis malingis 
teyndis officis bowndis nor rowmys ony maner of way enduring all the 
day is of thair liffes and in speciale thir landis and kirk pertening to 
the said Neill that is to say Appildul Rannauch Glenloch Strathardill 
Strabrawn and the kirk of the Dull and richtsa the said Neil] sail 
nocht in tyme tocum ony maner of way . . . distruble the said Duncain 
in his takis stedingis kirkis teyndis profittis . . . landis nor gudis in 
the law nor by the law ... and in speciale in thir landis . . . that 
is to say Dischour Twouour Glendocher Glenlyoun and Glenqocha and 
to stand in awfald kyndnes . . . and help to uthers in tyme to cum. 
. . . And at the said Neill Stewart sail frely oure gif to the said 



Duncain Campbell the landis and bailyery of the landis of Glenlyoun 
and neuer in tyme to cum sail intromet thairwith nor yit tak the 
samyn. And inlikewiss the said Duncain Campbell sail gif oure to the 
said Neill Stewart the takis that he has of the kirk of Dull togidder 
witht the takis and officis of bailyery and feis of the Rannauch Appil- 
dull and Glenqoch : For the ourgeving of the quhilk kirk takis officis 
and landis . . . the said Neill sail content and pay to the foresaid 
Duncain his ayeris and assignais the sovme of ane hundreth pundis 
. . . money of Scotland at thir termes . . . fifty pundis at the feist of 
Sanct Androwmess nixt . . . and uther fifty pundis ... at the feist 
of the assumptioun of our Lady callit the first Marymess nixt. 
And als Colin Erie of Ergile lord Lorn and Chancellere of Scotland 
and George Erie of Huntle ar bundin be the faith in thair bodis 
uthir to uthiris that quhilkis of the foresaidis . . . Duncain or Nele 
brekkis in ony of thir foresaidis appoyntments . . . that thai sail . . . 
tak ane awfald parte with the partii kepar again the partii brekar . . . 
and . . . baith the saidis Duncain and Nele has interchangeable sett 
to thare selis and subscriuit the saminyn with thair awin handis the 
quhilkis appontmentis aboun writtin was gevin furth be the mouth 
of the foresaidis lordis this said day and has subscriuit this present 
endenturis with thair awin handis day yere and place abone writtin. 
And attour the said Duncain sail mak the said Neill sicker in the 
said kirk for als mony yeris as he has the sammyn of the priour 
of Sanctandris gif the said Neill can nocht uptene the said priour's 

DUNCAN CAMPBELL of Glenurquhay. 

of Manrent. 


OBLIGATION by Jolme M'Neill Vreik in Stronferna and Gregoure 
his brother to receive Coleyne Campbell lawful tliird son to Coleyne 
Campbell the eldest son and heir of Sir Duncan Campbell of Glen- 
wrquhay knight in fostering and to give him a bairns part of gear ; 
and giving to the said Sir Duncan and his heirs their bonds of manrent 
and calps that is the best aucht in thair housis the tymes of thair 
deceiss : the said Sir Duncane and Coleyne his son being bound to de 
fend the saids Johne and Gregoure in the lands of Stronferna and 
the rest of the rowmis they possess as law will: Johne Campbell 
of Laweris brother to Sir Duncane Sir Robert M'Nair vicar of 
Killin Alexander Maknachtan luldonycht Talzeour Makfale and 
Gillechreist Clerk witnesses. Signed at the Isle of Lochtay 29 April 
1510. Schir Maureis M'Nauchtane vicar of Inchedin notar. 


INDENTURE of manrent and protection between Duncan Campbell 
of Glenvrquhay as chief, and Jhone MakCwill of Kagarra as vassal ; 
the said Jhone being bound to keep the premises under a penalty of one 
hundred merks Scots : Colling Campbelle brother to the said Duncan, 
Allester M'Aine V'AUene Stewert of Gerglinglaiss, Duncan M'Allane 
VAllan, Duncan M'Condoquhy Wye Ewyne Jhone M'Condoquhy 
Roy and Patrik M'Keller witnesses. Signed at the Castle of Glen- 
wrquhay 27 July 1528. 

BOND of Maintenance help and supply by Colyne Earl of Ergyle 
Lorde Campbele and Lorn and Justice to our Sovereign Lord The 
King to a right honourable man and his dearest Erne Sir Colyne 
Campbele of Glenurquhay knight his heirs and successors ; Coline 



Campbell of Ardchanglais Dougall M'Coule Craginch of the same 
Charlis M'Artour of Teirndhowedych Sir John Fyschear treasurer of 
Lisrnore and Sir Neile parson of Kilmoleno and others witnesses. 
Dated at Inuerara 30 August 1517. 


AT Perth the xxvi day of Junij the yeir of God M v c and thretti tua 
yens it is contrackit . . . betuix ane noble and mychti Lord Johne 
Erll of Athole on that ane part and honorable men and his traist 
cousingis Duncan e Campbell of Glenurquhay and Williame Murray 
of Tulibardin one that uther pairt in this maner . . . the saidis 
Duncane and Williame throw counsele and auiss of ane reuerend 
father in God Andro be the mercy of that ilk bischop of Cathnes 
thair speciale Erne hes bund . . . thame ... for all the dais of thair 
liffis to the said Erll for all the dais of his lif that thai sail rid and 
gang and tak leil . . . pairt with the said Erll in all actionis . . . 
or querrelis . . . with thair . . . adherentis ... in pece and weir 
. . . alse oft as thai salbe requirit . . . and sail do sted to him aboun 
all uther lord . . . except thair allegeance to the Kingis Grace and 
the said Duncanis allegeance to his superiour the Erll of Ergile sa 
far as he is oblist to him of law allanerlie . . . And herfor the said 
Erll byndis . . . him ... to defend the saidis Duncane and Williame 
thair kyn freindis and alliance in thair actionis . . . and querrelis 
lesum and honest . . . aganis all . . . except ... his allegeance to 
the Kingis Grace and to the said reuerend fadir his fader brother . . . 

of Manrent. 


and quhilk of the saidis pairteis . . . faillis to utheris . . . sail 
pay to our Soueran Lord the King tua hundretht merkis to the Kirk 
Werk of Dunkell and tua hundreth merkis to the pairty obseruing 
. . . And the saidis pairteis hes consentit to be ackit for mair securite 
in oificialis buikis of Dunkell for obseruing ... of the premisses 
under the panis of curssing and uther censuris of haly kirk. 
In witnes herof to the pairt of thir Indentouris remanend with the 
said Erll of Athole the saidis Duncan and William hes affixt thair 
selis and hand writ and to the tother pairt remanying with the 
saidis Duncan and William the said Erll hes affixt his sele and 
hand writ . . . befoir thir witnes Thomas Stewart of Garnle Walter 
Banerman of Kelly broquhy Johne Campbell Patrik Murray Schirris 
Thomas Walcar and Malcum Keid Chaplanis and notaris publict . . . 

JOHNE Erll of Atholl. 

MUTUAL Bond of Maurent and help between Johne Campbell of 
Glenurquhay and Archibald Campbell of Glenlyoune against all men 
the Kingis Grace and my lord of Ergile being excepted : gif the 
saidis Johne Campbell gettis ... his roiunis and heritage as his 
eldaris hede afoir be the help and counsell of the said Archibald and 
wther friendis in mair na the said Johne hes at the . . . dait of this 
vriting the saidis Johne hes promittit to raward the said Archibald 
pleissandly for his seruice and ay quhill sic thing happin the saidis 
Johneis hous salbe oppin to the said Archibald to hors meit and manis 
meit qulien the said Archibald pleisses to cum. And als the saidis 
Johne salbe pleissand to the said Archibald in hors hunde or ony 
utheris ressonabill gift at the said Archibald requiris . . . quhill the 



said Archibald be pleissandly rewardit as said is and alse the saidis 
Johne Campbell hes promittit to ws for gude of his hous and himself 
the saidis Archibaldis counsell in all gudliness and at he sail nocht 
agre in na schort with James Campbell of Laweris by Archibaldis awiss 
thairto. And the saidis Johne Campbell hes grantit at he hes not 
satisfeit the said Archibald at the said day of this writ making tuyching 
ane cleme at the said Archibald hede to the landis of Stronmonessaik 
the quhilkis the said Johne hes promittit to amend efter the sicht of 
baytht thair avisit frendis as the saidis Archibaldis richtis beiris ; 
Mariota Edmunstoun lady of Glenurquhay Johne M'Conquhy Boy 
Gregor Dougalsone and John Leytht witnesses. Jacobo G-regorii 
notario. Dated at the upper Chamber of the Chapell of Lochtay 
30 June 1538. 


AT the Castall of Glenurquhay the tuenti ane day of the moneth of 
Julij in the yeir of God ane thousand fif hundreth thretti and aucht 
yeiris Comperit Johnne Makgillespi duelland in Inuerovir . . . ma- 
turlie aduisit of his awin propir motif will the gud and profiit of him 
his sone Evir thar ofspring considerat . . . resauit ane honorable man 
Johnne Campbell laird of Glenurquhay as his awin sone and tuk him 
on his kne calland him filiuni adoptiuum that is to say his chosin 
sone and in the mentym he beand on his kne gef ... to the said 
Johnne . . . the half of his gudis movable and on mouabil to be pairtit 
evinly eftir his deceiss betuix the said Johne his airis or assignais 

of Manrent. 


quhatsumeuir and the said Evir and felleand of the said Evir all the 
pairt suld fall till him of the said Johnne M'Gillespies geir his fadir to 
be deliuerit to the said Johnne Campbell his airis or assignais as sone 
and air to the said Johnne M'Gillespy. The said Johnne M'Gillespy 
beand . . . suorne and tuichit the haly euangelist that he hes nocht 
disponit na pairt of his gudis to nan uthiris . . . nor sail nocht in tym 
to cum bot keip the samin geir and gudis quhill his depairting of this 
warld to the saidis Johnne Campbell his airis or assignies . . . For the 
quhilkis kyndnes . . . the said Johne Campbell is bundin ... to 
defend . . . the saidis Johnne Evir his sone thair ofspring ... In 
witnes of the quhilk the said Johnne Campbell hes subscriuit this 
obligatioun for his pairt witht his avin hand and askit ... at me 
notar publik . . . instramentis . . . and the saidis Johne M'Gillespy 
and the said Evir . . . hes causit me notar ... to subscriue this 
presentis with thair handis at the pen thai beand suorne and oblist as 
said is be the extention of thair rycht handis in my hand as attentik 
persone stipulando . . . befor thir witnes Johne Leiche Robert Bur- 
donne Gilmichel M'Gilchallum maistir Archibald Makcarbre and Sir 
Johne Johnesone notar publik . . . 

JOHN CAMPBELL of Glenurquhay 
Ita est de mandate prefatorum Johannis et Ewari 

subscriptum per me dominum Johannem 

Jonson notarium publicum. 

OBLIGATION by Mathow Erie of Leuenax Lord Dernle to defend 
Johne Campbell of Glenurquhart his brother kinsmen friends and 
servants in all their lawful actions against all persons excepting only 



the Queen and my Lord of Ergile and that because the said Johne 
Campbell had granted him his bond of manrent against all persons 
excepting as above. William Murray of Tulybardin Coline Campbell 
brother german to the said Johne Master Johne Campbell David 
Murray and Walter Grahame witnesses. Signed at Tulybardin 11 
November 1542. 


AT Straphillane the ferd day of Maii the yeir of God ane thousand 
fyfe hundretht and fourty sevin yeiris comperit Johne M'Bay and Mare 
Vykfaill his spous in presence of ane honorabill man Johne Campbell 
of Glenurquhay ... of thaire avin frie . . . willis hes . . . tayne 
the said Johne Campbelle as ane barn of thaire awin and thair speciall 
ouerman . . . and defendar to thaire gudis movable and immovable 
and in the meyne tyme the said Johne M'Bay and Mare Vykfaill . . . 
hes deliuerit ane gluyf to the said Johne Campbell in taikin of all 
their gudis and of ane barnis part of thair guds efter their decess. And 
for the mair securite . . . the forsaid Johne M'Bay and Mare Vykfaill 
. . . hes deponit thair eitht of fidelite upoun the Mess Buk and tuichit 
the halie evangelist to stand ferme ... to ... this present obliga- 
tioun and gift . . . And quhen . . . the said Johne Campbelle . . . 
desiris the said Johne M'Bay and his spous ... to cum befoir ane 
notar thai to be reddy thairto ... to put this in the mair ample 
forme . . . under the payn of all thair gudis . . . but ony reuoca- 
tioun . . . quhatsumevir ciuall law or cannon befor ony juge . . . and 

of Manrent. 


for the mair securite the saidis Johne Bay and Mare Vykfaill hes put 
thair handis to the pen led be me Sir Malcum M'Gilliquhonill curat 
of Straphillan . . . befor thir \vitnes Allexander Menzes of Rannocht 
Johne Leiche Archibald Redocht and Sir Malcum M'Gillequhonnill 

JOHNN CAMPBELL of Glenurquhay. 

Witht our handis leid on the pen be Sir Malcum M'Gillequhonill 
curat of Strathtfillan. 


THE secund day of Junii anno domini etc. xlvii yens at the castell 
of Glenurquhay Donald M'Gillekeyr Fynla M'Gillekeyr his son 
Duncan M'Gillekeyr and Neill M'Coull V'lllekeyr Mylcallum M'Coull 
V'lllekeyr Finlay M'Ane V'Kyndlo Donald M'Hewin V'lllekeyr Jhon 
Oyr M'Coull V'lllekeyr for thaym and thair successions 

Thay and ilk ane of thaym hes . . . chosyn of thayr awyn fre 
motywe . . . ane honorable man Jhon Cambell of Glenurquhay and 
his ayris to their cheyf to be thair protectour ... in all just . . . 
actionis ... as ayne cheyf dois in the contreis of the helandis and sail 
haif landis of me in assedatioun for the payment afor wderis . . . and 
quhen ony of thaym decessis sail leyf to me or my ayris ane cawylpe 
of kenkynyie as is usit in the contreis abowtis . befor thir witnesses 
Duncan M'Lawchlan V'Korkittill Jhon Reddocht Malcum M'Killib 
and Sir Alexander M'Gillespic viccar of Inchadin. And atour thay 


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hayf promest to bryng all the layf of thair kyn that thay may to the 
sammyn effek . . . and for the mayr securite the pairt remanent witht 
Jhon Cambell the saydis persones aboun hes subscriuit witht thair 
awyn handis led at the pen . . . be the viccar of Inchadyn . . . 

DONALD M'GILLEKEYR with my hand led at the pen. 

FYNLA M'GILLEKEYR and DUNCAN his broder our hand led at 
the pen. 

NEILL M'CowLL V'!LLEKEYR and MALCUM his broder witht our 
hand led at the pen. 

FYNLA M'ANE V'!NDLO witht my hand led at the pen. 

DONALD M'HEWIN V'!LLEKEYR with my hand led at the pen. 



. 11. I Kathryn Neyn Angus WAllestar the relict of wmquhill Lauchlan 

M'OlcaUum byndis ... me ... of my awin fre motyfe . . . that 
I sail abyd at the counsall of ... my maister Johne Campbell of 
Glenurquhay and . . . that I sail nocht mary nor in lamenry tak na 
man without that I get the said John Campbellis consent thairto. 
And sicklik I sail nocht put nothir tennend nor subtenand in my pairt 
of the landis of Achacha lyand in Benthirlocht within the Lordschipe 
of Lome and Shireffdomm of Ergile without that thai be brocht in 
presence of the said Johne Cambell and thairefter thai beand admittit 
be hym. And suay beis that I ... failyeis in ony poynt of the pre~ 

of Manrent. 


misses . . . oblisses me to remmce ... all ... title . . . that I 
haue heid or may haue ... to the landis of Achaca and Barnamuk to 
. . . the said Johne Campbelle . . . And for the mair secuiite . . . 
be the extensioun of my reycht hand hes suorn upoun the haly evange 
list to stand ... at the sammyn. At Glenurquhay the xxiiii day of 
Julij the yeir of God ane thowsand fyfe hundretht and fourty nyn 
yeiris befor thir witnes Allexander Menzes of Rannocht Johne M'Nab 
of Bowuan Johne of Comry of that ilk Duncan M'Ane M'Evyn Johne 
M'Donquhy Roy Duncan M'Gillewra Sir Malcum M'Gillequhonnil Sir 
Dowgall M'Kellar Johne Campbell of Iniyrlevir Johne Leiche Johne 
M'Evyn Johne M'Lespy officer of Glenurquhay and Johne Clerk Johne 
Mallcomson . . . 

KATHRYN NEYN ANGUS W'ALLESTER with my hand leid at the 
pen be Johne Clerk M'Ane Wallich. 


AT the lill of Locthay the pennult day of August the yeir of God aue 
thowsand fyf hundretht fowrty and nyne yeiris it is oppunctuat . . . 
betuixt . . . Johne Campbell of Glenurchquay on the tane pairt 
and Jhone Menzeis of Rorow on the tothyr pairt in maner ... as 
eftyr followis ... the said Jhone Menzeis hes promyst ... to be ane 
lele and trew seruand to the said Jhone Campbell and to baytht ryd 
and gang in heland and lawland witht the said Jhone Campbell quhen 
he beis requyrit ... in contrar all ... personnys within the realme 
of Scotland the awthorite beand excepyt allanerly. Attour the said 




Jhone Menzeis hes remmcyt to persew befor ony . . . jugis spirituall or 
temporall the said Jhone Campbell of Glenwrchquay or his ayris anent 
ane summondis of spowillye rasyt at the instance of the said Jhone 
Menzeis . . . anent the talkyng of ane nychtis meyt fra the said Jhone 
Menzeis as he allegyt the yeir of God ane thowsand fyf hundretht fowrty 
and audit yeiris . . . Fordyr the said Jhon Menzeis houss sail be 
reddy with mete and drynk and wther necessaris conwenand thairto 
till the said Jhon Campbell his howsald and followaris for the tyme 
as euery wther gentill manis howss in the cuntre beis that hes promyst 
siclyk quhat place within Braydalbon or Glenlyon the said Jhone 
Menzeis happinnis for the tyme to ramane. And all the seraice the 
said Jhone Menzeis makis in the lawland to the said Jhone Campbell 
to be upon the said Jhone Canipbellis expensis excepyng ostying 
alanerly . . . For the quhilkis the said Jhone Campbell sail . . . 
defend the said Jhone Menzeis in all ... his just actionis in contrar 
all ... personnis the awthorite and my Lord of Argyle beand excepyt 
alanerly. Attour the said Jhone Campbell sa lang as he may brwyk 
. . . the personage of Inchadyn in the haill or in ane pairt hes gewin 
in assedatioun to the said Jhon Menzeys . . . the teynd scheaffis of 
the fiftene merkland of Mydmast Morinche . . . And gif sway beis 
that the rentall of the haill personage beis awgmentyt ... it sail be 
lesum to the said Jhone Campbell to awgment the said teynd schaiffis 
. . . upon the said Jhone Menzeis conforme as it fallis to his pairt 
. . . Attour baytht the saidis pairteis hes causyt the onderwritin notar 
for the mair securyte subscrif this apointment . . . togidder with our 
subscription manuallis . . . befor thir witnesses Alexander Menzeis 
of Eannocht Johne M'Condoquhay VGregour Jhone Kedhet Jame 

of Manrent. 


Redecht Gybbon M'Allester Tharlocht M'Killib and Maister William 
Eamsay notar publict . . . 

MAGIBTER WILLELMUS RAMSAY in premissis notarius. 

JOHN CAMPBELL of Glentirquhay. 

JHONE MENZEIS of Rorow with my hand. 

JOHN M'CONCHE Roy W'Ane W'Allen and Allan his son bind 
themselves in manrent to John Campbell of Glenurquhay and his 
heirs, to bring in their friends to the same effect, to give him a bairn's 
part of gear at their decease, and to oblige their children, male or 
female, also to bequeath him a bairn's part of gear ; the said John 
Campbell being bound in return to defend them ; Allexander Menzes 
of Rannocht, John Talyeour Moir M'Nactan John Reddocht William 
Reddocht and John Clerk witnesses. Dated at the Castell of Glen 
urquhay 22 May 1550. 



ALEXANDER M'PATRIK V'CONDOQHUY is becumyn of his awin fre will 
ane . . . faythtfull seruand to Collyne Campbell of Glenwrchquay 
and his ayris for all the dais ... of his lyftyme . . . incontrar all 
. . . personnis the authorite beand excepit alanerly, bay tht till ryd and 
gang on horss and on futt in Heland and Lawland upon the said 
Collynys expenses . . . And gif it happinnys ony differance . . . 
betuixt the said Collyne his ayris and M'Gregour his cheyff . . . 
the said Alexander sail nocht stand with ane of thame bot he sail be 



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ane ewinly man for baytht the pairties . . . Attour the said Alexander 
hes maid . . . the said Collyne and his ayris his . . . assingnais . . . 
to ... his takys ... of ony landis and specially of the ten merk land 
of Westyr Morinche now occupyit be the said Alexander and his subten- 
nendis. And allse hes nominat . . . the said Collyne and ... his ayris 
... his executours and intromettours with all ... his gudis . . . mowible 
and immowible that he happinnis to hef the tyme of his decess, and that 
in cace he hef nay barnis lewand at that tyme lawchtfully gottyn . . . 
For the qhuilk . . . the said Collyne and his ayris sail . . . defend 
the forsaid Alexander in all ... his just actionys . . . the authorite 
my Lord of Argyle and thair actionis alanerly excepyt . . . Acta 
erant hec apud insulam de Lochthay horam circiter secnndam post 
merediem . . . presentibus ibidem Alexandro Menzes de Rannocht 
Joanne M'Emeweyr et magistro Willelmo Ramsay notario publico 
testibus . . 10 Julii 1550. 

MEMOKANDUM of ane band and confideration to be maid 
betuix ane honorabill man Coll in Campbell of Glenur- 
quhay his airis and Neill M'Callum persoun of Loch aw 
and all and haill his successouris on the wther pairt. 

15. IMPRIMIS this to be maid in form of manteinens fra the said Collin 

and his airis to the said Neill his successouris frendis and dipendaris 
that will wse his cunsell in the sickarest form that it can be divysit. 

Item alse mony as dependis thaireftir wpoun the said Collin and 
his [airis] of the said Neillis successouris and frendis the said Collin 

of Manrent. 


and his to staik tham resonable for thair awin payment of rwmes and 
landis ; and gif thair be ony clarkis of tbam be to help . . . tham 
baytht be himself and at all vvther handis that may help tham. 

For the quhilkis . . . the said Neill for hym self and successouris 
cumin of his awin body and will tak his cunsell is ... oblesit to be 
. . . trew . . . seruandis perpetuallie to the said Collin and his aganis 
all ... men exceptand nane bot samony as the Lard and the Ladyis 
wisdome thinkis to be exceptit lesumly ; and in taikin that this is for 
ane guid and godle intent as salbe knawin vil God eftirwartt the said 
Neill in lyk maner salbe content that the said Collin and his sail haif 
the dew dewty that ane cheif and maister aucht to haif fra him and his 
perpetuallie [to witt] Calpis . . . Item this to be kepit secretle quhill 
kyndnes on the thayne syd and gud sendee on the wther syd will 
declair it self referring the qualefeing and dytting of the premessis in 
my absens to the Ladyis discretioun for I tak God to witness that my 
intent is plane without dwbilnes. 

MARIOUN M'KELLAR of Firwill constitutes Colyne Campbell of 
Glenurquhay and Catherine Buthuen his spouse and their heirs her 
cessioners and assignees to a half of all her goods and gear moveable 
and immoveable but reserving to herself the use of the same for her 
reasonable sustentation during her liftime, and in token of real pos 
session delivers to them a glove. Dated at the Messuagium of Acharn 
1 October 1551. 






BE it kend till all men . . . Ws James Stewart sone to Walter 
Stewart of Ballindoran Allexander Dormond and Malcome Dormond 
yonger to hawe gewin . . . our band of manrent ... to ... 
Colline Campbell of Glennurquhay and his airis Duncane Campbell 
sone and apperand air to Archibald Campbell of Glenlioun and his 
airis ... for all the days of our lyvetyme in all actiones . . . And 
in speciale that we ... sail dispone owrselffis at our haill power 
wytht our kyn freyndis and part takaris to invade and persew to the 
deid Duncane Laudosach M'Gregour, Gregour his sone, thair seraandis 
part takaris and complices in all bundis and controls quhare euer thai sail 
happyn to mak resydens be reasoun that thai ar our deidlie enemeis 
and our Souerane Ladeis rebellis. And lykwiss salbe redye . . . 
to serue the saidis Colline and Duncane and thair airis upon . . . 
thair . . . expenssis baytht in the Heland and Lawland aganes all 
maner of ... persones, the Quenis Grace hir authorite, the Erie 
of Menteytht, and the Lord Drummond allanerlie exceptit ... In 
witnes of the quhilk thing becaus we culd nocht subscrywe our selffis 
we haue for ws causat the notare onder wrytin subscrywe the samyn 
. . . witht our handis tuecheand the pen at the lie of Lochtay 
the xi day of Marche the yeir of God M v fiftie ane yeir befoir 
thir witnes Allexander Menzeis of Eannocht Thomas Graham e of 
Calzemuk Andro Toscheocht of Monze Dauid Toscheocht Patrik 
Campbell Johnn Mawire and Andro Quhit notar publict. 

JAMES STEWART wytht my hand at the pen . . . 

ALLEXANDER DORMOND wytht my hand led at the pen . . . 

Ita est ANDREAS QUHIT notarius publicus . . . 

of Man/rent. 193 


AND nis SON. 

BE it kend till all men ... Me Colyne Campbell of Glenurquhar 18. 

grantis me to haue ressauit Duncane Makgregour and Gregour his 
sone in my menteinance ... in all ... thair . . . just . . . actionis 
. . . insofar as I may of law and gude conscience. And atour to haue 
. . . forgevin . . . the saidis Duncane and Gregour . . . thair ser- 
vandis complices and parttakaris, the zeill of luf and gude conscience 
moving me to the samyn, all maner of actionis . . . and faltis that . . . 
ony of thame hes committit to me . . . prowiding alwais that the saidis 
Duncane and Gregour . . . fufill . . . thair band and manrent . . . 
maid to me and my airis in all pointis . . . For quhilkis . . . 
grantis me to haue gevin ... to the sadis Duncane and Gregour . . . 
thair eschetis of all thair gudis movabill and unmovable quhilkis 
... I purchest at my Lord Gouernouris handis, tha beand for the 
tyme our Souerane Ladeis rebellis and now ressauit to hir hienes peax 
and my fauouris ... In witnes herof I ... hes subscriuit this my 
letter of mantenance with my hand at the lie of Lochtay the secund 
da of Maii the yeir of God M v fifty tua yeris befor thir witnes 
Alexander Menzeis of Bannocht Patrik Campbell Dauid Toscheocht 
Alexander Maknab Gregour Clerk and Andro Quhit notar public. 

COLYNE CAMPBELL of Glenurquhay. 

DAVID DUNCANSOUN in the Carse of Apnadull persauand the tyme ', 19. 
dangerous and for the defens and mantenans of hym selff his barais 
gudis and geir dispones to Colyne Campbell of Glenurquhay and 
Catherine Ruthuen his spouse and their heirs a bairn's part of all his 




goods and gear moveable and immoveable after his decease, binding 
himself not to put away any of his said goods except for his own 
reasonable support, and choosing the saids Colyne and Catherine and 
their heirs in proles adoptiuas. Dated in the island of Lochtay before 
witnesses Alexander Menzeis of Rannocht David Ruthven Niel M'Avyr 
and Mr. William Ramsay notary, 15 July 1552. 

BOND by Malcum Robertsone baron of Keirquhoun to Colyne Camp 
bell of Glenurquhay : the said Colyne Campbell of Glenurquhay being 
bound to defend the said Malcum Robertsone in his just quarrels 
against James Campbell of Laweris and all others, my Lord of Ergyle 
excepted. Dated at the Isle of Lochtay before witnesses Alexander 
Menzeis of Rannocht Colin Campbell son of the deceased Archibald 
Campbell of Glenlyoun and Mr William Ramsay notary 1 August 1552. 


21. AT the yle of Lochtay the thrid day of August the yeir of God 

M v fifty and tua yeris Williame M'Olcallum in Rannocht Malcum 
his sone and Donald Roy M'Olchallum Glass bindis and oblisses thame 
thair airis barnis and posterite to be ... afald seruantis to ... 
Colyne Campbell of Glenurquhay and to his airis maill quhom . . . 
thai haif electit and chosyn for thair cheyffis and masteris, renunciand 
M'Gregour thair auld cheif and all utheris in the contrar, . . . the 
authorite alanerlie except ; and that becaus the said Colyne hes deliuerit 
thame to, his letter of mantenians . . . and als the saidis personis 

of Manrent. 195 

for tharae selffis thair airis and successouris gevis thair calpis to the 
said Colyne and his airis conforme to the use thairof . . . And gif it 
happins the saidis William Malcuni or Donald to faill in the premissis 
to ... pay to the said Colyne and his airis the soum of ane hundreth 
pundis . . . money within xv days eftir the faill be tryit and maid 
manifest . . . and heirto the foirsaidis personis ar bundyn . . . and 
sworne upoun the haly evangellis . . . presentibus Alexandra Menzeis 
de Rannocht Colino Campbell filio Archibald! Campbell de Glenlyoun 
Patricio Campbell et Joanne Leche testibus vocatis. 


JHOKE LECHE alias Campbell binds himself to Collin Campbell of 22. 

Glenurchquay and his heirs, choosing them to be his chiefs, to serve 
them in Heland and Lawland on horss and on futt upon the saidis 
Collynis and his ayris expenssis quheneuer he beis raquirit, and also 
binds himself and his heirs to give the said Collin and his heirs their 
Calps ; both parties being bound to each other under the penalty of one 
hundred merks Scots. Signed at the Isle of Lochthay before witnesses 
Alexander Menzeis of Rannocht Gibbone M'Allester William Roth wen 
Martin M'Indayn and Mr. William Ramsay notary 4th August 1552. 

MALCUM M'AYNMALLYCHT Donald his brother Duncane M'Neill 23. 

V'Kewin William and Malcum M'Neill V'Ewin brothers to the said 
Duncane, renouncing M'Gregour their chief, bind themselves to Colyne 
Campbell of Glenurquhay, giving him their Calps ; the said Colyne 
being bound either to defend them in their possessions or to give them 
others within his own bounds : both sides being bound under the penalty 



of one hundred pounds Scots. Signed at the Isle of Lochthay before 
witnesses Alexander Menzes of Eannocht Patrick Campbell Martin 
M'Indene and Mr. William Kamsay notary 4th August 1552. 

24. GKEGOUK M'GREGOUR son of the deceased Sir James M'Gregour dean 
of Lesmoir binds himself to Collin Campbell of Glenurchquay and 
his heirs, taking them for his chiefs in place of the Laird M'Gregour, and 
giving them his Calp : and binds his heirs to do the like ; both parties 
being bound under the penalty of one hundred pounds. Signed at 
the Isle of Lochthay before witnesses Alexander Menzes of Rannocht 
John Leche John M'Emoweyr and Mr William Ramsay notary 21st 
August 1552. 

25. DONALD BEG M'AcROM Duncane and Williame his brothers dwelling 
in the bray of Weyme bind themselves to Colyne Campbell of Glenur- 
quhay, having overgiven the laird M'Gregour their chief his heirs and 
successors, and oblige themselves and their heirs to serve the said Colyne 
and his heirs in the lawlands upon the expenses of the said Colyne, 
and in the helands upon their own expenses, as the gentlemen of 
the country do, and to leave the said Colyne and his heirs their Calps ; 
both sides being bound under the penalty of one hundred pounds Scots. 
Signed at the Isle of Lochtay before witnesses Alexander Menzeis of 
Rannocht Malcome baron of Carquhonie Patrick Campbell James 
M'Ynstalker and Andro Quhit notary 9th September 1552. 

BOND by Duncane M'Gillemartine in Glenno Patrik M'Gillemartine 
Malcum M'Gillepatrik M'Gillemartine Archibald and Donald M'Gille- 

of Manrent. 


martinis brothers to the said Malcum to Colyne Campbell of Glenur 

quhay dated 13 September 1552. 

BOND by Johnne M'Gillecrist Vlnla V'Couil and Duncane his bro 


ther to Colyne Campbell of Glenurquhay dated 15 September 1552. 

BOND by Donald M'Gillequhoan Johne M'Gillequhoan Patrik and 


Gillemartine his sons to Colyne Campbell of Glenurquhay. Dated 

before witnesses Alexander Menzeis of Bannocht John M'Conachyw 

John M'Avyr and Niel M'Avyr 4 November 1552. 

BOND by Johne Moir M'Avir Glas Johne and Angus his sons 


Malcolmus M'Conachy V'Euir Joannes M'Ewir V'Gillecrist Malcolm 

his brother John M'Ynstalker and Finlay his son to Colyne Campbell 

of Glenurquhay dated 4 November 1552. 

DUNCANE M'AINDEW in Duncane and Malcum his sons re 


nounce the laird M'Gregour and his heirs their chief and choose 

Colyne Campbell of Glenurquhay and his heirs to be their perpetual 

chiefs. Dated before witnesses Alexander Menzeis of Rannocht 

John Leyche William M'Olcallum M'Gregour John M'Yndoir Mal 

colm M'Nachtane Thomas Orknay and Patrick M'Carbre 21 De 

cember 1552. 





31. AT Edinburglit the sex day of May . . . M v fyfty five yeiris-, It is 

. . . finalie concordat betiiix . . . Colyne Campbell of Glenurquhay 
on that ane partt and Jaines Campbell of Lawaris on that uther partt 
... as eftir followis . . . the said James hes maid . . . the said Colyne 
and Katherine Ruthuen his spouss and their airis his . . . assignais 
... to ane letter of tak . . . maid to him ... be the priour and con- 
went of the Charterhouss besyd the burght of Perth off ... tuenty 
merkis worth of the landis of Hartholonych witht the myln thairof 
and thair pertinents and aucht merkis wortht of the landis of Craig 
witht the pertinentis lyand within the lordschip of Dischuir and 
Twoir and . . . Shirrefdome of Perth . . . And als the said James 
hes . . . oblist hym ... to tak . . . leill and trew partt in 
all ... his actions . . . and querrellis lefull and honest aganis all 
that levis ... his allegence to oure Souerane Lady alanerlie exceptit, 
and sail ryde and gang witht the said Colyne . . . upoun the said James 
awin expenssis . . . And the said James . . . oblisses him and his 
airis that . . . thai be na maner of way . . . sail tak in assedatioun 
ony landis ... or possessiones quhairof the said Colyne is instantlie in 
possessioun ... or that he and his airis sail happin to be in posses- 
sioun of ... and speciall the landis abone writtin . . . For the 
quhilk the said Colyne . . . oblisses him and his airis to ... pay . . . 
to the said James his airis and assignais the sowme of sex hundretht 
merkis . . . money of Scotland . . . And the said Colyne sail . . . 
defend the said James ... in all his actions . . . and querrells 

of Manrent. 


lefull and honest aganis all that Icvis ... his allegearice to our Souer- 
ane Lady, my Lord Argile and his airis alanerlie exceptit. And in 
caiss my Lord of Argill or his airis sail upoun sinister informatioun or 
utherwyss consave rancour . . . aganis the said James for ony causs . . . 
the said Colyne sail do his uter . . . powar to ... tak away the 
samyn . . . and sail ryd and gang with the said James ... in all 
... his actions lefull and honest upon the said Colynegis awin 
expenssis. And in lyk maner the said Colyne and his airis . . . 
oblisses thame that thai in na maner of way . . . sail tak in assedatioun 
. . . ony takkis ... or possessiounes quhairof the said James is instantlie 
in possessioun ... or that his airis sail happin to be in possessioun of 
... In witnes of the quhilk thing bayth the saidis parteis hes subscriuit 
this present contract . . . befoir thir witnes Maister Henry Kynroiss 
George Crychtoun Johne Moncreif Johne Campbell of Morthlie Alex 
ander Menzeis of Rannocht and Mai come Robertsoun of Korquhone. 

COLLIN CAMPBELL of Glenwrquhay. 


CONTRACT between Colyne Campbell of Glenurquhay and Ewir 
Campbell of Strachquhur for mutual defence against all, (my Lord 
of Ergyle excepted,) the said Colyne Campbell of Gleiiurquhay 
renouncing to the said Ewir all claim upon the five pound land 
of Ardkelze Wester in the barony of Glendoquhart. Dated before 
witnesses Alexander Menzes of Rannocht Patrick Ewiot of Balhousy 
Malcolm Robertsone of Kerquhoun John Culquhoun of Kilmardony 
Patrick Culqulioun his brother and Sir Patrick Stevinsoun vicar of 
Luss. 24 May 1555. 




33. BOND by Duncane M'Alester V'Ewyn in Drumcastell to Colyne 

Campbell of Glenurquhay, his allegiance to the Queen's Grace and 
Makgregour his chief being excepted, disponing to the said Colyne 
Campbell of Glenurquhay the best four footed beast that shall be in 
his possession in time of his decease and latter end, called his calp. 
Dated at the Castle of Glenurquhay before witnesses Alexander Menzes 
of Rannocht Johne Menzes of Rorow Robert Menzes of Connie Johne 
M'Conachy Gregour and Andro Quhit notary public 3 August 1555. 

34. DUNCAN M'OLCALLUM V'Ane V'Yntere Gillecrist M'Corkill V'ln- 

teir Johne M'Corkill V'Ynteir Torkill M'Ane V'Inteir Johne Glas 
M'Olvorie V'Inteir and Johne M'Ewin VOldouycht V'Intere . . . 
forsamekill as our predecessouris for the tyme happinit to commit 
slauchter upoun wmquhile Sir Colyne Campbell of Glenurquhay 
knycht in the minorite and less aige of Kyng James the ... in the 
cruell slauchter of ane foster brother of the said Sir Colynes callit 
Johne M'Gillenlag, for sythment and recomperis of the said slauchter 
our saidis predecessouris to eschew the hatrent and persute of the said 
Sir Colyne deliuerit to hyrn ane of the principale committaris of the 
said slauchter callit Johne Boy M'Ynteir to be pwnesit at the will of 
the said Sir Colyne. And mayrouer that thai and thair posterite mycht 
remane in favouris of the said Sir Colyne electit and tuke hym and his 
airis for thar cheiffis and masteris . . . and . . . gev ... to the said 
Colyne and his airis thair calpis . . . quhilkis calpis the said Colyne 

of Manrent. 201 

Sir Duncane Campbell of Glenurquhay knycht his sone that deceissit 
in Flowdoun and all uthcris lardis of Glenurquhay sen syne tuk wp ; 
the said Clan Teir of new ratify the said Bond in favour of Colyne 
now of Glenurquhay. Dated at the Castle of Glenurquhay before 
witnesses Alexander Menzes of Rannocht Johne M'Conachy Gregour 
Johne M'Conachy Roy and Sir Malcum M'Gillequhonill 4 June 1556. 

LICENCE by Archibald Earl of Ergile and Archibald Lord of Lome 35. 

his son to their beloved cousin Johne MacCoull of Dunnollycht 
to pass and repass turn and gang within their bounds of Lome 
and Ergile that he may ordour his besines and stent his osting to 
haif his folkis in reddines as the remainder of their friends are ; 
to endure to Michaelmas following ; and obliging themselves that 
neither Colin Campbell of Glenurquhay nor any others who are 
sureties for the said Johne Maccoull shall incur any trouble or danger 
for the said Johne Maccoull's resorting remaining or passing through 
all the bounds of the dominions of the saids Earl and Lord of Lome ; 
Colin Campbell of Ardkinglas Johne Lawmonth of Inueryne knight 
Johne Campbell of Lochtnanell and Alexander Campbell dean of 
Murray and others witnesses. Dated at Benboy 27 August 1557. 


WE Archibald Erie of Ergyle . . . grantis ws to haif gevin ... 36. 

To our traist cousyng Colyne Campbell of Glenurquhay and his aiiis 
male the manrent homage and sendee quhilk our predecessouris and 



we had and hes of the haill kyn and surname of the Clanlaurane and 
their posterite togidder with the uptaking of thair calpis . . . pro- 
wyding the said Colyne obtene . . . thair consent . . . thairunto . . . 
In witnes of the quhilk thyng to thir presentis subscriuit with our 
hand our propir seill is affixt at the burgh of Sterueling the aucht 
day of Nouember the yeir of God M v and fifty nyn yeiris befoir thir 
witnes Johne Campbell off Inuerlevir Johne Corswell persone of Kil- 
martyne and Andro Quhit. And this we gif for the gud and faythfull 
sendee that the said Colyne hes done to ws. 


37. PATRIK M'CONACHY VCouiL M'GREGOUR in Inwirzelly Johne his 
brother german Patrik M'Ane M'Gregour in Dalmarky and Johne 
M'Ane his brother german and Malcum M'Coule Kair M'Gregor dwell 
ing in Balquhidder bind themselves to render Colyne Campbell of 
Glenurquhay faithful service on his expences when required ay and 
quhill the said Colyne and his airis stayk thame with sum rowmis or 
stedingis quhairby they may serue thame wpone thair awin expensis, 
and to give them their Calps. Dated before witnesses James Euthwen 
John Menzes brother of Eobert Menzes of Comry William M'Neill 
VEwyn Finlay MTnstalker and James Pringill 9 March 1559. 

38. BOND OF MANRENT by Johne M'Olcallum VLaurane Laurane 
M'Olcallum his brother Malcum elder and Malcum yongar M'Olcallum 
VLauranis brothers to the said Johne, Johne MTatrik VLaurane 
Neill and Johne M'Lauranis his brothers Nycoll M'Allyne VLaurane 
Donald M'Neill VLaurane John M'Nycoll VLaurane Lauchlane 

of Manrent. 203 

M'Ane V'Nycoll Malcum M'Ane VNycoll Dugall his brother Duncane 
M'Coule V'Lauran Johne elder Johne younger Archibald Robert Walter 
Donald and Malcum brothers to the said Duncane M'Coule V'Lauran 
Patrik M'Ewyn VLaurane Duncane his son Patrik M'Conachy 
V'Laurane Robert M'Ane VLaurane and Ewin M'Gillecrist VLaurane 
dwelling in Balquhidder to Colyne Campbell of Glenurquhay. Dated 
before these witnesses Alexander Stewart William M'Neill V'Ewyn 
Gillefillane M'Laurane John M'Gillespy V'Nab Finlay M'Anevoill 
Malcolm M'Coule Keir Malcolm M'Robert Gillecrist M'Yntallnour 
Moir and Duncan M'Moreist V'Caus 11 March 1559. 

MARGARETA V'EwYN V'ALLANE constitutes Colyne Campbell of 39. 

Glenurquhay and Duncane Roy M'Ewyn VAllane her brother her 
assignees to her goods and gear moveable and immoveable, she having 
the use thereof during her life for her reasonable sustentation. Dated 
in the house of John Beg M'Caule in Auchincullane before witnesses 
John M'Conachy Roy Alan his son Malcolm M'Gillequhonil John 
M'Gillespyk VPatrik Charles M'Kerlycht and William Menzes 14 
September 1560. 

DONALD M'YNNOCATER grants to Colyne Campbell of Glenurquhay 40. 
and to Katherine Ruthuen his spouse a bairn's part of all his moveable 
and immoveable goods to be uptaken after his decease, he putting 
away none thereof except samekill as may resonablie sustene hym selff 
nor giving a bairn's part except to the bairnis gottin of his awin body. 
Dated at the Castle of Ballocht before witnesses Alan M'Conachy 



V'Corcadill Bobert M'Couil V'Gregour et Mr William Ramsay notary 
public 12 October 1560. 

41. JOHNE MTSwYN Mom in Auchenycht for the weill and defens of 
hym his barnis and posterite, elects and chooses Colyne Campbell son 
to Colyne Campbell of Glenurquhay in filium adoptiuum, giving him 
a bairn's part of all his moveable and immoveable goods to be uplifted 
at the time of his decease, resonabill sustentatioun out of them for his 
lyvetyme reseruit to hym alanerlie, and binding himself not to give a 
bairn's part of gear to any other. Dated at the Castle of Ballocht be 
fore witnesses Duncan Campbell son and apparent heir of the said 
Coline of Glenurquhay James Ruthuen James Menzes brother of 
Robert Menzes of Comry and James Pringill 14th October 1560. 

42. BOND OF MANRENT by Donald M'Aglescherycht in Foss, Donald 
M'Kerlycht M'Conil Donald M' Angus M'Ane V'Conil and Angus 
M'Cowle V'Conil dwelling in Glenroy in Lochaber to Colyne Camp 
bell of Glenurquhay. Dated at the Castle of Ballocht before wit 
nesses Duncan Campbell of Glenlyoun Robert Menzes of Comry John 
M'Conachwy, Johne M'Avyr Alexander M'Alester M'Gregour V'Neill 
and Andro Quhit notary 15 February 1560. 

43. DONALD PYPAR M'YNDOIR PYPAR binds himself to make Colyne 
Campbell of Glenurquhay his adopted son, at Strathphillan before wit 
nesses Malcolm M'Gillequhonil Patrick Williamsoun James Ruthuen 
John M'Ynla V'Nab and Duncan M'Cowle Keir, 17 April 1561. 

of Manrent. 


PATRIK M'ALLAIR adopts Mergret Campbell younger daughter to 44. 

Colyne Campbell of Glenurquhay and grants her a bairn's part of 
gear, 5 May 1561. 

CONTRACT between Colyne Campbell of Glenurquhay and Duncane 45. 

Campbell of Lik and Ewin his son, whereby the said Colyne Camp 
bell binds himself to defend them in the possession of the lands 
they hold of the Prior of the Charter House and their other lands, 
signed at Isle of Ban before witnesses Jhone Campbell fiar of Laweris, 
Robert Menzeis of Comry Gregour M'Ane Patrik M'Olane and Andro 
Quhyt notary, 4th July 1561. 

Alii M'Ewyn Moir Fynla M'Ewin Moir and Donald his brother 46. 

gave Colyne Campbell son to Colyne Campbell of Glenurquhay a 
bairn's part of gear tanquam filio adoptiuo 12 May 1562. 

22nd May Johne M'Ewin Moir their brother gave the said Colyne a 47. 

bairn's part of gear in presence of John Campbell of Laweris John 
Menzes alias Barroun James Euthuen Patrick M'Lauran and William 

BOND by Jhone Dow M'Couilaid in Braiklie at Kendlochtollive 48. 

Donald Dow Mak Couilaid and Makum M'Couill Laid his brothers 
to Collein Campbell of Glenurquhay, giving him their Calps ; signed 
at the Castle of Glenvrquhay before witnesses Greigour M'Kein Keeper 
of the Castle of Glenurquhay Ewin M'Kveir in Mourlaganmoir and 
Jhone Makindoirn in Portbane, 1 August 1562. 


206 Bands 


49. AT Ballocht the xxv day of Aprile . . . M v Ixiii yeris. It is ... 

agreit . . . betuix Colyne Campbell of Glenurquhay on that ane part 
and Kannald M'Rannald M'Couilglas off Cappycht on that uther part 
in maner following . . . the said Colyne . . . havand of our Soue- 
rane Lady the gift of escheit of the Clangregour now being our 
Souerane Lady rebellis of thair takis rowmis stedingis gudis and geir. 
And als havand of the lard of Weyme in lifrent the tuelf merkland 
of Kannocht on the west syde of the watter of Erachtie to haif set in 
assedatioun ... to the said Rannald his airis maill and subtenentis of 
nay hiear degre nor hymself . . . the tuenty pound land of Kannocht 
auld extent with thair pertinentis with the loch He and fischingis of 
the samyn for all the days . . . that the said Colyne or his airis hes 
. . . entres to the forsadis landis . . . witht cornis crop plennesinge 
. . . upoun the saidis landis . . . except the gudis and geir within 
Glenco and my Lord of Ergile bundis pertening to the said Colyne be 
escheit, witht power ... to set the sadis landis to subtenentis of 
lawer degrie nor hymself ... of ony surname (the Clangregour 
alauerlie except) . . . payand yeirlie ... for the forsaid tuelf merk 
land of Kannocht . . . tene pundis maill ... to the said Colyne 
during his lyvrent, and als for the landis on the est side of Erachtie, 
during the gift of the takis of the said Colyne escheit, malis and 
deweteis usit and wont conforme to the payment that M'Gregour suld 
haif maid to the Lard of Weyme. And efter the . . . furthrinning of 
the said Colyne lyfrent and takis ... he and his airis sail do thair 

of Manrent. 


exact diligens in obtening of new talds or lyfrent upoun all ... the 
forsadis landis . . . and thairefter mak the said Rannald and his airis 
tytill thairof ... to be haldin of the said Colyne and his airis for 
sik malis . . . and uther dewiteis as thai sail obtene the samyn. And 
the said Colyne and his airis sail . . . defend the said Rannald his 
airis and subtenentis in ... the forsadis landis say lang as the said 
Colyne and his airis hes . . . rycht ... to the samyn . . . and als in 
all ... thair honest . . . querrellis . . . aganis all ... the Quene Maiestie 
and the Erie of Ergile except. For the quhilkis . . . the said Rannald 
. . . oblisses hym and his airis freindis seruantis and parttakaris to be 
leill trew . . . seruantis to the said Colyne and his airis in all ... 
thair ... just ... querrellis aganis all ... the Quene Maiestie hir 
authoritie and his superiouris of quhom he sail hald his natif rowmis 
in Lochaber alanerlie except . . . And the said Rannald sail labour 
and manure the forsaid landis of Rannocht . . . and mak his principle 
residens thairupoun ay and quhill he may bring the samyn to quietnes 
for the commoun weill of the cuntre and sail nocht suffir ony of the 
Clangregour to haif entres or intromissioun of the forsaid landis . . . 
and als sail keip the forest and woddis of the saidis landis and keip the 
said Colyne and his airis scaythtles thairof at all handis quhom efferis 
and the inhabitantis of the saidis landis of Rannocht to serve the said 
Colyne and his airis ... as thai salbe requirit and nay uther under 
the authorite and that at the command of the said Rannald and his 
airis. Atour the said Rannald and his airis forsadis . . . oblisses 
thame to ... persew at thair utermast power samony of the Clan 
gregour as ar now our Souerane Lady rebellis . . . and apprehend . . . 
and bring thame to the said Colyne and his airis to be pwnesit accord- 



ing to the lawis. And in cace thai may nocht be tane ... to be slane 
conforme to our Souerane Lady commissioun gevin thairupoun for 
stanching of sik malefactouris. And the said Kannald and his airis 
sail nocht tak the forsaid landis of Rannocht ... at the handis of ony 
utheris except the said Colyne and his airis or at the leist without 
licence ... In wytnes of the quhilk thing baytht the saidis partiis hes 
subscriuit this present contract . . . befor thir witnes Robert Menzes 
of Comry James Menzes his bruther germane Oliuer Murray James 
Ruthuen Dugall M'Rory M'Lauchlan Alexander M'Ane V'Angus and 
Andro Quhit notar publict . . . 

COLLIN CAMPBELL of Glenwrquhay. 

with my hand at the pen . . . 

50. CONTRACT of Protection and Manrent between Collyne Campbell of 

Glenurquhay and Johne Oyg M'Ane Abrycht of Glencho; the said 
Collyne Campbell being bound to defend the said Johne Oyg M'Ane 
Abrycht in his possessions, and specially in his lands of Glencho ; and the 
said Johne Oyg M'Ane Abrycht being bound to serve the said Collyne 
Campbell against all persons excepting the authority and my Lord of 
Argyle, providing that if he will not instantly serve against the 
Clangregour, his Contract shall be void. Signed at the Castle of 
Glenurquhay before witnesses Johnn Campbell of Laweris Robert 
Menzeis of Comrie Allane M'Ane V'Conache Roy and James Ruthwen 
6 May 1563. 

of Manretit. 209 

JOHNE Dow M'GILLEVERNAN elder and Johne Dow M'Gillevernan 51. 

his son take Colyne Campbell of Glenurquhay as filium adoptiuum, at 
the Castle of Glenurquhay before witnesses John M'Conachy Roy 
John M'Gillespy VTatrik James Ruthuen Paul M'Aclerycht and 
Duncan M'Gillelan 21 June 1563. 


GREGOUR M'GREGOUR of that Ilk obliges himself his kin friends 
servants and dependants to do all the steid he may to Jhone Stewart 
apparent of the Appin without exposing himself to hurt at my Lord 
Ergyle's hand ; subscribed at Elian na mayn before witnesses Jhone 
Campbell of Lochnanell Duncan M'Gregour of Rwrw Ewin M'Gregour 
and Duncan M'Allaster VEwin 17 November 1563. 

CONTRACT of Manrent and Protection between Archibald Earl 
of Ergyle, Colyne Campbell of Boquhane knight Dugall Campbell 
of Auchynbrek James Campbell of Ardkinglass Johne Campbell of 
Lochynnell Ewir Campbell of Ardgartnay Colyne Campbell of Bar- 
brek Johne Campbell of Inuerlevir, on the one part, and Colyne 
Campbell of Glenurquhay on the other part, on account of the old 
kindness and proximity of blood betwixt their predecessors observed 
past memory of man, against all persons, and specially against 
Gregour M'Gregour son to the deceased Alexander M'Gregour of 
Glenschray his accomplices and assistants now being our Sovereign 
Lady's rebels and at her Grace's horn for suppressing and daunting 
of their uproar and tyrannical attempts, and pursuing them with all 
rigour so long as they remain rebels to the Queen and enemies to the 
said Colyne and his heirs ; excepting only the said Earl's allegiance 



to the Queen and her successors, and the allegiance of the remanent 
noblemen abovewritten to the Queen, her successors, my Lord of 
Ergyle and his heirs Earls of Ergyle : the said contract to be sufficient 
to all landed men of my Lord Earl of Ergyle's surname subscribing the 
same, albeit their names are not therein contained : Master Johne Cars- 
well superintendant of Ergyle Donald Campbell brother to the laird of 
Auchynbrek and Andro Quhit notary public and others witnesses. 
Subscribed by the saids parties at Inueraray 9 July 1564. 

54. SOIRLE M'CoNiL V'ALLANE binds himself to relieve Colyne Camp 

bell of Glenurquhay of all expenses and loss he may incur through his 
having entered into a bond of caution to the Queen for the said Soirle 
M'Conil V'AUane's good rule and order in his country, at Balloch 
before witnesses Master Johne Cwnynghame James Ruthuen Neill 
M'Conil V'Neill Johne M'Avyr Thomas Quhit and Andro Quhit 
notary public 13th November 1564. 

55. CONTRACT entered into in the presence of Archibald Earl of Ergyle 

between Coline Campbell of Glenurquhay and Duncane Campbell of 
Duntrone against all persons, excepting only the Queen and my Lord 
of Ergyle and his heirs, and that on account of the old kindness ob 
served between the Lairds of Glenurquhay and Duntrone. Signed at 
Perth before witnesses James Campbell of Ardkinglas Johne Campbell 
Commendator of Ardchattane Johne Butter of Gormok and Andro 
Quhit notary, 23 December 1564. 

of Manrent. 


CONTRACT of Protection and Manrent between Colyne Campbell of 
Glenurquhay and James Stewart in the Port, signed at Ilenran before 
witnesses James Ruthuen Johne M'Avyr Thomas Quhit Neill M'Angus 
Ewir his son and Andro Quhit notary public, 8 November 1566. 

TRANSFERENCE by Archibald Earl of Ergile to Colyne Campbell of 
Glenurquhay of the manrent service and Calps due to him and his 
predecessors by the Clantyre in Balquhidder, and that because they 
dwelt near the said Colyne Campbell and he was therefore better able 
to protect them, the Earl promising the continuance of his protection to 
the said Clantyre so long as they remained obedient to the said Colyne 
Campbell. Signed at Perth 25th December 1566. 




AT Dunstafnis the xvj day of Junii 1565, my lorde Erie of Ergile, 
. . . with awyis of his kin and freindis present for the tyme . . . 
commandis that all and sindrie his stibiectis, barrones, gentillmen and 
tennendis within his boundis of Ergile, Lome, Knapdell, and all 
vther his boundis, in cais the Clangregour now being the Quenis 
rebellis and enemeis to the hous of Glenvrquhay resort to thair 
boundis, . . . sail with ane woce concur togidder and rais 
the schoutt aganis thame and persew thaim with bayth suord and 
fyir to ther destructioun ; and gevis full commissione to euery man 
within our boundis to tak and apprehend the said Clangregour 
quhaireuer thai may be gottin, and the takaris therof to have thair 




escheit to their awin behuif, certifeing quhaevir contravenis this act or 
favouris or concelis the said Clangregour in ony sort that we sail per- 
sew thaim be extremite of law according to our former act maid 

Secundlie, the said Erie with consent of his barones and gentill his 
freindis present for the tyme and all vtheris kin absent presentlie, 
quhais subscriptionis salbe put heirto efterward . . . promessis to ... 
assist . . . the said lairde of Glenvrquhay aganis all his enemeis 
quhatsumeuer . . . and in cais the said Clangregour gett ony refuge or 
fortificatione of ony vtheris our nychtbouris or cuntremen ewis ws, we 
promes to tak plane pert with the said larde of Glenvrquhay in persute 
bayth of tham and ther fortifearis according to equite with our haill 
force and power. 



JAMES CAMPBELL of Ardkinglas. 

I. COLIN CAMPBELL of Perbrek with my hand led on 
the pen be Patrik Miller noter. 

DUGALL MAKDUGALL of Dunollycht with my hand led 
on the pen . . . 

ALEXANDER MAKNACHTAN of Doundaraw with my hand 
on the pen . . . 

JOHNE CAMPBELL of Inuerluvyr. 

EWIN M'KEWER of Largorthene. 

of Manrent. 


MUTUAL Bond of Manrent between Colyne Campbell of Glenurquhay 
and Dugall M'Dugall of Dunollycht, as taking burden on himself for 
all his kin friends and servants, against all persons, the authority and 
the Earls of Ergile only excepted ; signed at Balloch, before witnesses 
Johne Campbell of Laweris, Duncane Campbell of Duntrone, Donald 
Campbell of Lergyn his brother, Duncane Campbell his brother's son 
and heir apparent of Duntrone, Johne Campbell alias MTatrik, James 
Ruthuen and Andro Quhit notary, 27 March 1567. 



AT Ballocht the sext day of Maij the yere of God M v threscore nyne 
yeris. It is ... finalie endit betuix . . . Johnne Erie of Atholl Lord 
Balvany for hym self and takand the burthyng upoun hym for James 
Menzes of that Ilk William Stewart of Grantullie and the rest of his 
kin freyndis seruantis dependeris . . . upoun that ane part and Colyne 
Campbell of Glenurquhay for hymself and takand the burthyng upoun 
hym for Johne Campbell of Laweris Duncane Campbell of Glenlyoun 
and the rest of his kin freindis seruantis dependeris . . . upoun that 
uther part in maner efter following . . . baytht the saidis partiis 
movit for the zele of God and havand respect to the tranquilite and 
quyetnes of the inhabitantis of this realme and specialie of thair 
awin boundis . . . and for suppressing and stanching of murtheraris 
thevis robaris oppressouris sornaris revesaris of women and rasaris of 
fyre and als for being commandit . . . thairto be our Souerane Lorde 





authorite conforme to the generall band maid be our wmquhile Soue- 
rane Lord King James the Fyffc . . . and apprevit now laitlie be our 
Souerane Lord and his hienes regent : Tharfor to be bundin . . . that 
thai sail tak plane leill trew and afald part ... in persewing invading 
and suppressing of all sik wickit and ewill personis . . . and specialie 
the Clangregour . . . quhay daylie usis thame selffis maist horribillie 
in the forsaidis crymes intollerablie to the leigis of thir . . . boundis 
nixt liand unto thame . . . arid that nether ane of the saidis partiis 
sail appoynt with ony of the said Clangregour ... in ony time cum- 
ing by the avis of utheris ... ay and quhill thai be brocht under 
obediens to our Souerane Lord or ellis bannisit the realme or wrekit 
within the samyn : And likewiss the saidis James Menzes of that Ilk 
William Stewart of Grantullie Johne Campbell of Laweris and Dun- 
cane Campbell of Glenlyoun ratifiis . . . this present contract in all 
thyngis ... In witnes of the quhilk thyng baytht the sadis partiis 
and personis aboun writin hes subscribit this present contract . . . 

JHONE Erll of Atholl. 

COLLIN CAMPBELL of G-lenwrquhay. 

W. STEWAKT off Grantullye. 

JHONE CAMPBELL off Lawiris. 

DUNCAN CAMPBELL of Glenlyoun. 

CONTKACT between Colyne Campbell of Glenurquhay and Kannald 
M'Rannald M'Couilglas of Cappycht whereby the said Bannald 
M'Bannald M'Couilglas, notwithstanding the former contract between 
him and the said Colyne Campbell of Glenurquhay, renounces his right 
to the twelve merkland of Bannocht upon the west side of the water 

of Manrent. 


of Erachtie with the Isle loch and fishings thereof in favour of the said 
Colyne Campbell, who relieves the said Rannald of all former duties 
thereof and warrants to him his title to the parsonage and rectory of 
the kirk of Kilmanavag in Loquhaber conform to the assedation 
made to him and his heirs by John Comrnendator of Archattane 
for the space of five years, his entry thereto being at the senze 
of Ergyle 1569 ; the said Colyne Campbell and his heirs paying to 
the said Commendator and his successors yearly the sum of forty 
merks, until the expiry of the tack, at which time he shall endeavour 
to secure the said Kannald in a new tack thereof, failing which, 
he shall during his lifetime pay the said Rannald yearly the said 
sum of forty merks and that for the service to be rendered him 
by the said Rannald conform to the first contract. Signed at Bal- 
loch before witnesses James Culquhoun of Garscube Johne Camp 
bell Chanter of Lesmore James Ruthuen and Andro Quhit notary, 
12th August 1569. 

CONTRACT of Defence and Manrent between Coline Campell of Glen- 
urquhay and Johnn Steward of Appin against all persons, the authority 
and the Earls of Argyill only excepted ; the said Johnn Steward being 
bound to serve the said Coline Campbell in the Highlands on his own 
expences and in the Lowlands on the reasonable expences of the said 
Coline Campbell. Signed at Balloch before witnesses Duncann Camp 
bell fiar of Glenurquhay, Duncann Campbell of Glenlyoun, James 
Steward in Appin John M'Conachie Roy in Feurlochan and Mr George 
Quhyt, 4 December 1570. 


216 Bands 

63 BOND OF DEFENCE granted by Coline Campbell of Glenorquhaie, 

proceeding on the narrative that the whole surname and Clan of the 
Clanlawren for them and their heirs had elected him and his heirs to 
be their chiefs, and had granted him their bonds of manrent against all 
persons, the authority only excepted, and also their Calps ; therefore 
taking them under his protection as their chief ; providing that if any 
person of the said Clan shall fail in the premises, the matter shall 
be tried before the most able persons of the surname, Malcum M'Conche 
WRobart, Johanne M'Yver and in his absence Duncann M'Yver, 
Johane M'Allester W'Lawren, and in his absence Duncan his brother, 
Therlycht M'Ain W'Therlycht, Patrik M'Ain WTatrik Mor, Finla 
M'Nele, and in his absence Duncan M'Nicoll, Archibald M'Duile 
Keach, Gillefillan Fillan M'Conche W'Ain Keache, and shall thereafter 
be remedied by the said Coline Campbell ; providing also that if any 
of the said Clan do not keep the premises or that any of their children 
do not ratify the said bond, on the ground that they are not obliged to 
do so, then the said Coline Campbell shall not be bound to defend any 
of the said Clan. Signed at Killin before witnesses Johane Campbell 
son to the laird of Glenlioun, Johane Campbell son to Johane 
Campbell of Mortlie, Therlycht M'Ain V'Therlycht, Paul M'Clerycht 
and Johane M'Corcadill notary, 22 May 1573. 

64. BOND by Jhone M'Avyre, Patrik his brother, Duncan his brother's 

son, Neill brother to the said Duncane, Laurence his brother, Patrik his 
brother, Patrik Makane V'Patrik Voir, Duncane his brother, Nicoll his 
brother, Malcum Makauld V'Lauren, Duncan M'Gillepatrik V'Ewin, 
Jhone his brother, Donald M'Conochie V'Gillepatrik, Jhone his 

of Manrent. 

brother, Patrik Makconochie his brother, Jhone and Donald and their 
brethren, Dimcane M'Ane V'Yneadar alias M'Lauren, Archebald 
M'Wurycht V'Lauren, Alexander his brother, Gilfillane Makpatrik, 
Ewin M'Ewin Roy, Finlay M'Nicoll, Jhone M'Imlay V'Nicoll, 
Donald Makriicoll, Jhone M'Ewiu V'Gillepatrik, Patrik M'Conochie 
V'Gillepatrik, Ewir M'Conochie Gorme, Nicoll Ouir M'Ane VTatrik 
Moir, Johne Dow M'Rorie, James Makrorie, and Jhone MTatrik 
V'Rorie, Laurence MTatrik V'Rorie, Malcum his brother, Patrik 
M'Couill V'Andoy, Duncan his brother, Jhone M'Conochie V'Andoy, 
Archibald M'Gillespik V'Inrorycht, Malcum his brother, Jhone 
MTatrik M'Vyrricht, Finlay M'Neill with his bairns viz. : Jhone 
M'Finlay V'Neill, Donald his brother, Archibald his brother, Malcum 
his brother, Laurence his brother, Neill his brother, Archibald 
M'Finlay V'Lauren, Finlay his [brother], Gillechrist M'Gillespie 
V'Lauren, Malcum brother to Archebald, Jhone his son, Johne 
M'Finlay V'Anevoir, Jhone his son, Donald his brother, Laurence his 
brother, Neill M'Nicoll V'Neill, Patrik M'Ewin V'Neill, Jhone his 
son, Donald his brother, Laurence his brother, Neill M'Ewin V'Lau 
ren, Jhone MTatrik V'Neill, Duncane MTatrik his brother, Finlay 
his brother, Jhone M'Ane V'Ewin VTatrik, Donald M'Couill 
V'Nicoll, Jhone Keir his brother, Malcum M'Dougall Reoch, Malcum 
M'Conochy V'Ane V'Doullreoch, Walter M'Ane V'Coulreoch, Patrik 
his brother, Dugall his brother, Donald his brother, Malcum his 
brother, Jhone M'Olchallum V'Anereoch, Gilfillane M'Conychy 
V'Anereoch, Malcum M'Conochie V'Reocht, Donald Ouir his brother, 
Duncan M'Olchallum V'Robert, Patrik his brother, Duncan Mak- 
couill VTatrik, Archibald MTatrik V'Robert, Robert Makynstalkar 




VTatrik, Donald M'Crome alias M'Lauren, Jhone his son, Donald 
and Dauid his brothers, Duncan and Malcum his brothers, Duncan 
M'Crom alias M'Lauren, Duncan his son, Patrik his brother, William 
V'Crome alias M'Lauren, Jhone his son, Jhone M'Anevoir V'Crome, 
Donald Ouir his brother, Allester M'Conochie V'Couill VTatrik, 
Jhone Dow his brother, Patrik M'Finlay V'Kobert, to Colyne Camp 
bell of Glenurquhay ; dated at Killin before witnesses John Campbell 
son of Duncan Campbell of Glenlione John Campbell son of John 
Campbell of Murthlie, Charles M'Ane V'Tarlych, Paul M'Clereich, 
22 May 1573. 


65. AT Ilanran the tuentie aucht day of Maij the yeir of God ane thow- 

sand fyve hundretht and threscoir thretteine yeiris. It is ... contractit 
. . . betuix honorabill pairties Colene Campbell of Glenurquhay and 
Duncan Campbell his sone and appearand air fear of the -samyn on 
that ane pairt and Ewin Campbell of Likkis for himself and taking 
the burding on him for his haill tennentis and inhabitantis of his 
landis of Likkis with thair pertinentis on the uther pairt in maner 
... as efter followis, that is to say, the said Ewin Campbell of 
Likkis sal be his awin charter and precept of sasing . . . infeffc the 
said Colene Campbell of Glenurquhay in lyfrent . . . and the said 
Duncane in fee, and his airis heretablie in fewfarm in ... his ane 
merkland of the clauchan of Kyllin with the pertinentis lyand at the 
port of Ilanran pertening to him heretablie in fewferme lyand in the 

of Manrent. 


lordschip of Discher and Toycr within the shirreffdome of Pertht haldin 
be him of the prior and convent of the Charter Howss and thair suc- 
cessouris in fewferme (and that for infeftment of fewferme to be maid 
be the saidis Colene and Duncane to the said Ewin heretablie upon 
the twentie schilling land of Craignavye with the teind schaiffis of 
the samyn and thair pertinentis includit thairwith) to be haldin 
of the said Ewine and his airis in fewferme for payment yeirlie of 
thretteine schillingis four penneis money . . . Attour the said Ewine 
and his airis . . . grantis to the said Colene and Duncane his band of 
manrent and service . . . conforme to the band maid be umquhile 
Duncane Campbell his father to the said Colene and elykuis conforme 
to the said Colenis band of mantenance maid to the said umquhile 
Duncane and himself thairupon . . . And alse the said Ewine his airis 
thair tennentis and inhabitantis of his said landis of Likkis sail in all 
tyme cuming serue the said Colene and Duncane and thair airis in 
hosting hunting quhen the samyn occurris as the said Colene and 
Duncanis awin tennentis . . . dois. And the said Ewine and . . . 
his airis tennentis and inhabitantis of Likkis sail gif thair personal 
presences yeirlie in heid courtis and uther courtis quhatsumeuir to be 
haldin be the said Colene and Duncane and thair airis as bailzees of 
heritage or otherwyse be commissioun of the said priour and convent 
for the tyme ... for his saidis landis of Likkis . . . prouyding that 
the saidis Colene and Duncane and thair airis bailzeis for the tyme . . . 
discharge the said Ewine and his airis all unlawis ... of thair saidis 
courtis . . . that he his airis and tenentis of Likkis happynnis to incur 
. . (the unlawis ... of blude and thift ... to be reseruit and 
imployit to the saidis Colene and Duncane and thair airis ... in all 



tyme to cum) . . . And als the said Ewin his airis and ilkane of his 
tennentis of Likkis sail gif to the saidis Colene and Duncane and thair 
airis yeirly ane dawark of plowing, ane of harrowing, ane of pettis 
leding quhair the saidis Colene and Duncane and thair airis forsaidis 
pleissis to ony place or manys adiacent ewiss to the west end of 
Lochtay conforme to the auld use and custome of bailzerie. For the 
quhilkis causis the saidis Colene and Duncane and thair airis forsaidis 
sail in semblable maner by thair chartir and precept of seasing sett in 
fewferme and dewlie infeft the said Ewine Campbell and his airis and 
assignais heretablie in all and haill thair said tuentie schilling land 
of Cragnavye with the pertinentis togidder with the teynd schavis of 
the samyn landis thairin includit and free fra payment of ony dewtie 
to be requyrit fra him be the persone of the samyn teind schaives 
except the dewtie to be yeirly payit for the land ... To be haldin of 
the saidis Colene and Duncane and thair airis heretablie in fewferme 
for payment yeirly of the said thretteine sdaillingis iiii d. money and 
xx d. mairt siluer few maill allanerlie . . . And sail releifT the said 
Ewin and his airis ... of the superplus of the said few maile . . . 
quhilk superplus extends to vis. viiid. maill and xd. mairt syluer . . . 
Lykas . . . they . . . gewis ... to the said Ewine and his airis thair 
band of mentenance as efTeris (the auctoritie and my lord Ergile ex- 
ceptit) ... In witnes of the quhilk thing bayth the saidis pairties 
hes subscryuit thir presentis . . . yeir day and place foirsaid befoir 
thir witnes Tarlocht M'Ene VCarlycht Dauid Murray brother to the 
laird of Ochtertyre Jhone M'Awyre Jhone Campbell Mr. George Quhyt 
Colene Campbell of Arbeytht Jhone M'Lauran and Jhone Dauidsone 
noter publict . . . 

of Manrent. 


BOND by Duncane M'Gregoure V'Conoquhy Asbrach and Patrik 
M'Gregoure V'Conoquhy his brother to Colene Campbell of Glenur 
quhay and his heirs, giving them their Calps ; signed at Glenurquhay 
before witnesses Duncane Campbell fiar of Glenurquhay Duncane 
Campbell of Glenlyoun Johne M'Indeora in Portbane, and Paule 
M'Clerycht in Ardcalzie, 4 June 1576. 



WE Coline Erie of Argeill . . . vnderstandinge that our cusinge 
Duncane Campbell fear of Glenurquhay for his semes and gudvill 
borne touertis us is to be put at be his father by all lav ressone and 
gud conscience apperantlie to the utter vrake of his hous (without 
remeid be funde be us and our freindis in the contrar) In the first ve 
ar informit that he intendis to redeme all his haill landis, [of] quhilk 
his sone is fear presentlie, be ane reuersion, for performance of his 
onnaturall interpryce and intent. We be thir presentis . . . oblisis vs 
and our airis to resaue na uther tennent be resignatione confirmatione 
or uthervayis ... of ony landis quhilkis ve ar superiours of, bot sail 
frelie resaue the said Duncane fear presentlie in fee in all ... landis 
he haldis of vs and our hous, at quhat tyme ve salbe requirit be the said 
Duncane thairto . . . Farther we binde and oblisis vs faithfullie that ve 
sail nocht resaue the said lard of Glenurquhay nor Coline Campbell his 
sone in our fauor nor societie, nor sail nocht aggre nor tak appointment 
with thame, quhil onto the tyme first the said Duncane fear of Glen- 




urquhay be satisfeit be our sicht, and the advise of us and our freindis, 
and in speciall anentis sic landis now disponit be the said lard of 
Glenurquhay to Colin his son, quhilkis ver first promisit to the said 
Duncane be his fader, disponit by him for his gudvill and serues done 
to us, Mairattor ve promis one our honor that incace the said lard 
of Glenurquhay refuis to do all missure and ressone to the said Dun- 
cane his sone, by our advyse and our freindis, accordinge to the auld 
custoum of our predicessours in sic causis, in that we promis ... to 
mainteine and defend the said Duncane in all his kyndlie roumes 
and possessions quhilkis his predicessours lairdis of Glenurquhay haid 
. . . aganis all ... persons that will onkyndlie dispossess him, nor 
sail nocht suffer the vrake nor decay of him or his hous, bot sail 
defend and mainteine the samin be law and by law. For the quhilk 
cause the said Duncane bindis and oblisis him faythfullie to be ane 
trew effald seruande and kynnisman to us and our hous, and sail 
serue us lelelie and trewlie aganis all ... (The Kingis Majestie 
beand exceptet) ... In vitnes of the quhilk ve haue subscryuit this 
present, at Strewelinge the 26 day of Nouember 1578, befoir thir 
witnes Alexander B. of Brechine James Campbell of Ardkynglas and 
Johne Campbell of Lawers with uthers diuers. 


BOND by Johne Campbell natural son of the deceased Duncane 
Campbell of Glenlyoun to Colene Campbell of Glenurquhay, signed at 
Striueling before witnesses Gregour M'Ean Constable of Glenurquhay 
Thomas Quhit and Gavine Hammiltoun servants to the said Colene 
Campbell, 11 March 1578. 

of Manrent. 

BOND by Patrik Campbell brother gcrman of the deceased Duncane 
Campbell of Glenlyoun to Colene Campbell of Glenurquhay and his 
heirs, signed at Ilanran before witnesses Johne Boy M'Stalker in Cran- 
duycht Archibald Campbell in Auchalladour Johne Bane M'Nab in 
Aucharne and Duncane M'Inespik alias Campbell, 3 June 1579. 

BOND by Duncane Espik alias Campbell to Colene Campbell of 
Glenurquhay and his heirs, signed as the preceding, Patrik Camp 
bell brother german to the deceased Duncane Campbell of Glenlyoun 
being an additional witness, 3 June 1579. 

BOND by Dougall M'Sorle W'Dougall, and Allane M'Dougall 
W'Soirill, Soirill M'Dougall W'Soirill, Johne Mak Dougall W'Sorle, 
Ewin M'Dougall W'Soirle, and Duncane M'Dougall W'Soirle, lawful 
sons of the said Dougall M'Sorle W'Dougall, to Colein Campbell of 
Glenurquhaye and Duncane Campbell fiar of Glenurquhaye and his 
heirs against all persons, excepting only the authority and the Earls 
of Argyle, giving them their Calps : Gregour Makeane constable 
of Glenurquhaye Dougall Campbell in Barragyill in Mwlcairne, 
Alane Baxter, and Johne Henrysone servants to the said Duncane 
Campbell witnesses. Dated at Balloche 26 October 1580. 

CONTRACT between Duncane Campbell fiar of Glenurquhay on the 
one part and his native servant Gillecreist Makdonchy Duff VNokerd 
and Katherine Neyn Douill Vekconchy his spouse on the vther part 
whereby the said Gillecreist and his spouse bind themselves to take in 
fostering Duncane Campbell son to the said Duncane to be sustained 
by them in meat drink and nourishment till he be sent to the schools 








with the advice of friends and to sustain him at the schools with 
reasonable support, the said father and foster father giving between 
them of makhelve guddis in donation to the said bairn at Beltane 
thereafter the value of two hundred merks of ky and two horses or 
two mares worth forty merks ; these goods with their increase to pertain 
to the said bairn as his own chance bears him to, but their milk to 
pertain to the said foster father and mother so long as they sustain the 
said bairn and until he be sent to the schools, except so much of the 
said milk as will pay the mails of pasture lands for the said cattle, 
which the said foster father is bound to find for them upon Lochaw, 
and until such be got he finding for them the half of the lands of 
Auchakynnay ; and in case the said bairn shall die before he be sent 
to the schools, his father shall send another of his children lass or lad 
to be fostered in his stead, who shall succeed to the first bairn's goods ; 
and the said foster father and mother being bound to leave at their 
decease a bairn's part of gear to their said foster son or to the bairn 
that enters on his place, as much as they shall leave to their own 
children, lands being excepted. Signed at the Castle of Glenurquhay, 
before witnesses, Gregour Makane constable of the said Castle, Johne 
Makgregour his son, Duncane Makaclerich, Duncane M'Gillespill 
V'lllechonyll and Dougall M'Arthour notary, 5th November 1580. 

73. MUTUAL BOND between Coleine Campbell of Glenurquhay and Dun 

cane Campbell fiar thereof his son on the one part and Johne Makewin 
in Ediramuikie and James Makevin in Kayndknok his brother, on the 
other part, whereby the saids Coleine and Duncane Campbell under 
standing the saids Johne and James to be kindly tenants of the saids 

of Manrent. 


lands with the pertinents bind themselves noways by themselves or 
others to take the saids lands or any part thereof over the heads of the 
saids Johne and James but to maintain them in the possession 
thereof, and in all their just and honest causes ; and farther bind 
themselves at no time thereafter to agree with James Meinzeis of 
that ilk anent any of their own actions without reservation of the 
saids John and James' possession of the saids lands of Eddirramukie 
and Kaindknok for payment of the usual mails therefor such as 
were paid by their father ; and the said Coleine receives the saids 
Johne and James in service promising to them horse's and man's meat 
as they shall happen to be charged by him with service, together 
with the sum of ten pounds money yearly fee to either of them, 
providing that when by the advice of the said Coleine and Duncane 
they obtain the saids lands the said yearly fee shall be discharged and 
the promise thereof shall cease, the saids Johne and James being still 
bound to serve the saids Coleine and Duncane ; and, on the other hand, 
the saids Johne and James bind themselves to perform true service to 
the saids Coleine and Duncane and their heirs on their expences both 
in the highlands and lowlands, and especially in hosting and hunting, 
as they shall be required, and also bind themselves and their heirs 
never to take or crave the saids lands from the said James Meinzeis of 
that Ilk without the special consent of the saids Coleine and Duncane 
and their heirs ; and the saids Johne and James to possess the 
teinds of the saids lands so long as they perform the true service 
above written. Gregour Makeane constable of Glenurquhay, Alane 
Baxter, and Gavine Hammiltoun notary public servants to the said 
Coleine Campbell witnesses. Dated at Perth 6 January 1580. 



74. CONTRACT between Colene Campbell of Glenurquhay and Dougall 

M'Dougall of Donnollif, whereby the said Dougall admits that he 
intromitted with certain cattle belonging to the said Colene's tenants 
in Bendaraloch in Lome ten years before, and obliges himself and his 
successors to restore to the saids tenants as many cattle as he shall be 
proved to have intromitted with, and as sufficient as those he took 
away, and that before the 24th day of May following ; for which the said 
Colene shall receive the said Dougall into favour, and both parties shall 
ratify the bond between them, dated 27th March 1567 : and farther 
since both the saids parties claimed right to the Calps of the Clantyre 
in Lome they remit the determination thereof to John Campbell of 
Laweris and Duncane Campbell apparent of Inuerlevir as for the said 
Colene, and Alexander M'Nauchtane of Doundarraw and Johne Seylach 
M'Coule in Seill, as for the said Dougall. Signed at Balloch before 
witnesses, the said Johne Campbell of Laweris Duncane Campbell fiar 
of Glenurquhay Gregour M'Ean constable of Glenurquhay Johne 
Makindeora in Portbane Archibald Campbell in Auchalladour and 
Gavine Hammiltoun notary, 14th April 1581. 

75. BOND by Andro Toscheocht of Monzeif to Colene Campbell of Glen 

urquhay and Duncane Campbell fiar of Glenurquhay his son, signed at 
llanran before witnesses Duncane M'Auihlay minister of Fortugall 
Johne M'Awyre Gavine Hammiltoun notary public Alane Baxter and 
Johne Eoy Campbell servants to the said Colene, 23d August 1581. 

of Manrent. 227 

BOND of Amity and Defence granted by Patrik Lord Drummond to 76. 

Duncane Campbell of Glenurquhay, on account of the nearness of blood 
betwixt them and the holding of their friends and inhabitants of their 
bounds in quietness, against all persons, the King and the Earls of 
Argyle excepted ; signed at Stobhall before witnesses Johne Camp 
bell of Laweris James Drummound of Cardneis Johne Drtimmound 
apparent of Coquhalzie Williame Robertsoun Gavine Hammiltoun 
and Andro Drummound notaries, 24th February 1583. 

BOND for the Protection and Defence of Jhone Earl of Atholl during 77. 

his minority, seeing that many omit their duty to him in matters of 
weight far against reason provoking partly the people of his country 
to rebellion so far as in them lies with many other injuries hurtful 
to his honour and weal, entered into by Duncane Campbell of Glen- 
urquhare, James Menzeis of that Ilk, and George Drummound of Blair, 
against all persons, the King and their chiefs and superiors only ex 
cepted ; the said Earl binding himself to attend to the advice of his saids 
defenders. Signed at Cowpar Abbey before witnesses Donald Farchar- 
sone in Casteltoun William Eobertsone of Strwane Harye Drummound 
son to the said George Drummound Alester Menzes brother to the said 
Laird of Weime and Donald Cargill notary, 14 March 1583. 

BOND by Dougall Denesone M'Gregoure to Duncane Campbell of 78. 

Glenurquhay and his heirs, giving them his Calp, signed at Ilanran 
before witnesses Duncane Abrach M'Gregoure, and Gavine Hammil 
toun notary, 20 May 1584. 




79. AT the Castell of Glenurquhay the tuelf day of August the yeir of 

God ane thousand fyif hundreth four scoir four yeiris. It is appoyntit 
and agreit betuix the honorable perties undervreittin, That is to say, 
Duncane Campbell of Glenurquhay on that ane pairt and Duncane 
Campbell of Duntrone and Agnas Nikolleane his spous on that uther 
pairt in maner following, That is to say, forsamekle as the said 
Duncane Campbell of Glenurquhay being of befoir foster sone to the 
said Duncane Campbell of Duntrone and umquhill Agnas Niklauch- 
lane his spous and being sufficientlie in all things be thame interteinit 
alsweill dureing the tyme of his remaineing within their awin hous as 
alsua thairefter at his remaineing at the scholeis be thair honorabill 
expensis bestowit upone him thairin togidder with thair faithfull 
promes utherwayis of thair liberalitie and bairn's pairt of geir eftir 
thair deceissis to him in taikiri of thair said fosterschip : And the said 
Duncane Campbell of Duntrone and Agnas his spous being of the lyik 
mynd that luife and favour suld be and contenew betwex the housis of 
Glenurquhay and Duntrone and for helping and renewing thairof in 
maner foirsaid, The said Agnas with express consent and assent of the 
said Duncane hir spous presentlie hes receaueit and receaueis Coleine 
Campbell sone and air to the said Duncane Campbell of Glenurquhay 
in fostering promitting and oblissing faithfullie to be to him ane 
favorabill and loving foster mother in the same maner and conditioun 
as the said Duncane Campbell of Glenurquhay of befoir was fosterit in 

of Manrent. 


the hous of Duntrone. And howsone it sal happin that the said 
Coleine be of age and habilitie to pas and enter to the scholeis 
the said Agnas . . . with aduise of hir said spous . . . promissis 
faithfullie to do hir dewtie to him in all thingis according to the 
custome and conditioun of ane favorabill fostermother. And for 
the mair sure declaratioun of the [said] Agnas gude will and mynd 
towardis the said Coleine hir fostersone and to mowe him to be the 
mair bent in doing his dewte to hir brether and freindis heirefter the 
said Agnas be thir presentis with aduyise and consent of hir said spous 
. . . disponis to the said Coleine hir fostersone ane bairn's part of all 
gudeis and geir quhilk sail or may perteine to hir the tyme of hir 
deceis with als greit power to him to intromeit thairwith ... as ony 
barneis or brether or utheris neirest of hir kin mycht or may do the 
same be richt or titill quhatsumeuir. Mairouer the said Duncane 
Campbell of Glenurquhay haifand consideratioun baytht of his awin 
fostering in the hous of Duntrone as also of deliuerance of his sone and 
air to the same effect to the said Agnas and thairby mowit in friend- 
schip and fawour with hir and hir brother, thairfor he promissis 
faithfullie ... to be ane trew and constant friend to the said Agnas 
and Alexander Archebald and Donald Campbellis lauchfull soneis to 
Johne Campbell Inuerlevir hir brother and receaueis hir and thame in 
hartlie kyndnes and favour and promisis to defend and further thame 
in all thair actiounis causis and querrellis lauchfull honest and just 
. . . the authoritie and Erleis of Argyill exceptit ... In witnes of 
the quhilk thing baytht the saidis pairties hes subscryuit this present 
contract with thair handis as followis . . . befoir thir witnes Johne 
Campbell appeirand of Duntrone Alexander Campbell sone lauchfull 


230 Bands 

to Johne Campbell of Inuerliuir Johne Makneill Lin alias Campbell 
in Glastrie Patrik Makdonald glass in Illanvie and Gawen Hammil- 
toun notar publict . . . 

80. JOHNE MAKDUFE younger in Baillietoune binds himself during 
his lifetime in return for the maintenance and protection to be 
afforded to him by Duncane Campbell of Glenurquhay to pay to 
the said Duncane Campbell and his heirs yearly the sum of four 
pounds at Martinmas and a [ ] fine seed bear; Gaven Ham- 
miltoun notary public Johne Makgregour and Alexander Leving- 
stoun servitors to the said Duncane witnesses. At Balloch 25 De 
cember 1584. 

81. MUTUAL BOND between Duncane Campbell of Glenurquhay and 
Donald Bobertsoun fiar of Strowan for the protection of their respec 
tive lands and tenants ; the said Duncane Campbell binding himself to 
assist the said Donald Eobertsoun against all persons excepting only 
the authority and the Earls of Atholl, and the said Donald Robertsoun 
binding himself to be a true friend and afald servant to the said 
Duncane Campbell against all except the authority and the Earls of 
Argyill, and to cause all the tenants of the lands and barony of Fernay 
within the Lordship of Descheor and Toyer serve the Earl of Argyill 
and the said Duncane Campbell in hosting and hunting according to 
use and wont ; Johne Makeandewer in Portbane in Edirgoll Gawene 
Hammiltoun notary Williame Campbell servant to Johne Campbell of 
Lawiris witnesses. At Balloch 20th March 1584. 

of Manrent. 231 

BOND OF FRIENDSHIP between Duncane Campbell of Glenurquhay 82. 

and Colene Campbell of Craiginche, for the natural blood between 
them, against all persons, the authority and the Earls of Argile alone 
excepted ; the said Duncane binding himself to defend the said Colene 
in the possession of his lands of Craiginche, Glenvchie, and Barbrek 
with the pertinents. At Balloch before witnesses Jhone Makindewar 
in Portbane in Eddergoll, John Flemyng in the Port of Lochtay 
Robert Meiizeis of Comrie Hew Hay in Skeagis at the east end of 
Lochtay and Gavine Hammiltoun notary, 8 June 1585. 

ALESTER M'RosTiE in Corecharmik makes Duncane Campbell of 
Glenurquhay and his heirs and Molchallum M'Rostie in Corquhine 
his sole legatees to all his property ; Colene Campbell lawful second 
son to Johne Campbell of Laweris Johne Roy M'Nab in Ardna- 
galsmoir and Robert M'Indewar in Finlarg witnesses. At Ileanran 
15 June 1585. 

BOND OF FRIENDSHIP by Johnne Earl of Athole Lord of Balvany to 84. 

his cousin and brother in law Duncane Campbell of Glenurquhay to 
the effect that he would never appoint nor agree with James Menzeis 
of that Ilk nor his heirs in regard to any controversy betwixt them 
until the said Duncane should first obtain in feu or long tacks from 
the said James his lands lying on the west side of the water of Lyoun 
holden of him by the said Duncan and that in like manner as the said 
Duncane's father and predecessors formerly held them and for pay 
ment used and wont ; that he would not reset or allow to be resetted 
within his bounds any goods belonging to the said James Menzeis or 



his tenants, or shew them any favour ; that if the said James Menzeis 
should pursue the said Duncane Campbell or be pursued by him, 
he would assist the said Duncane Campbell with his whole forces ; 
and that he should give the like assistance against the Clangregour, if 
they should render aid to the said James Menzeis. At Dunkeld 
before witnesses Sir Thomas Stewart of Grantullie knight, Johnne 
Stewart Neilsoun in Foss, Thomas Gaw and Gawin Hammiltoun 
notaries, 25th June 1585. 

85. BOND by Gregour Makconaquhie V'Gregour in Koro, Alestir 
M'Evin VConaquhie there, Gregour Makolchallum in Inuerbar in 
Glenlyoun, Duncane Makgregour his son in Killdie, and Williame 
Makgregour son to the said Gregour there to Duncane Campbell of 
Glenurquhay, showing that their forbears had granted the like Bond 
to the deceased Coleine Campbell of Glenurquhay, and obliging them 
selves, if it should happen that Makgregour by himself or his accom 
plices should break upon the said Duncane or his heirs, their lands, 
tenants and possessions, to renounce him as their chief and to take 
part with the said Duncane against him ; Williame Makneill in Fernay 
Neill M'Conoquhie in Fernay Meanach Maures M'Nauchtane in 
Inchadin and Williame Pawtown servants to the said Duncane Camp 
bell of Glenurquhay witnesses. At Balloch 5 July 1585. 

86. MARIE NIKVOIREST V'CAUSS in consideration that Duncane Camp 
bell of Glenurquhay is bound to defend her in her actions and 
quarrels, gives him and his heirs the third part of all her gear ; 
Johne Makindewar in Portbane Maureis M'Nauchtane in Inchadin 

of Manrent. 


Robert M'Indewar and Alexander Levingstoun, witnesses. At Ulan- 
rane 10 July 1585. 


Makfinlay in Clanelawer in Lawiris her spouse gives to Duncane 
Campbell of Glenurquay and his heirs a half of all the gear pertaining 
to her at the time of her decease, and that in respect of the said Dun 
cane Campbell's obligation to defend Marie Nendonaquhie V'Finlay 
her daughter in the other half of the said gear ; Patrik Menzeis of 
Comrie, Maister George Quhyt, Maureis M'Nauchtane and Johne 
Henrysoun servants to the said Duncane Campbell witnesses. At 
Balloch 15 July 1585. 

GILLEMORIE MAKILLEVOLLICH grants to Duncane Campbell of 88. 
Glenurquhay and his heirs a bairn's part of his gear, because the 
said Duncane Campbell has promised to trauell to dress with the 
Erie of Athole and freindis of umquhile slain by 

the said Gillemorie Makillevollich upone suddantie. Duncane 
M'lllevollycht brother of the said Gillemorie Johne Makgregoure 
lawful son to Gregour M'Ean constable of Glenurquhay and Dun 
can Makpatrik Vekolchallum in Ardtollony witnesses. At llanran 
3 August 1585. 

BOND by Johne Makilleweyne in Teirarthure, Finlay and Nychole 89. 

M'llleweynis his lawful sons, Malcolme M'llleweyne in the Craig in 
Glenloquhay, Donald M'llleweyne in Teirarthure, Gillechreist Mak 
finlay Vllleweyne, and Duncane Makilleweyne lawful sons of the 

234 Bands 

deceased Finlay M'llleweyne, and Donald Makilleweyne natural son 
of the said deceased Finlay to Duncane Campbell of Glenurquhay 
arid his heirs, giving them their Calps ; Johne Bane Maknab in Auch- 
arne Johne Makgregoure Williame Pawtoun servants to the said 
Duncane Campbell and Donald Makphersone prior of Strathphillane 
witnesses. At Illanran 4 August 1585. 

90. CONTRACT OF FRIENDSHIP between Duncane Campbell of Glen 
urquhay, and Archebald Campbell of Lochnanellin, against all 
persons, the authority and the Earls of Argyle alone excepted, 
because blood natural love and reason craves it of them ; Robert 
Menzeis of Comrie Angus Ballantyne lawful son of Niniane Bal- 
lantyne of Kaymes arid Gawen Hamrniltotm notary public witnesses. 
At Balloch 19 October 1585. 

91. CONTRACT between Duncane Campbell of Glenurquhay and Archi 
bald Campbell fiar of Monzie his brother german, by which the 
said Duncane Campbell binds himself to enter the said Archibald to 
the possession of all lands within Glen Lochy and the Lordship of 
Discheour and Toyr in which he was then infeft and to defend him 
therein, and the said Archibald binds himself and the whole tenants 
of the said lands to compear at the Baillie Courts thereof, grants that 
the lands are subject to taxations hosting hunting baillie day works 
and all the services of bailliary and that the tenants thereof shall pay 
to the said Duncane the few mails specified in his infeftment thereof, 
as also the male mart yearly ; and farther the said Archibald for great 
sums of money paid him by the said Duncane obliges himself to resign 

of Manrent. 235 

the quarter of his lands of Monzie mills woods fishings and pertinents 
in the hands of his superiors thereof for new infeftment in favour of 
himself and his heirs male whom failing in favour of the said Duncane 
and his heirs male ; and in case it happen that the said Archibald shall 
die without heirs male and that the said quarter lands shall become 
the property of the said Duncane then the said Duncane binds himself 
to pay to the heirs female of the said Archibald the sum of two 
thousand merks Scots if they ratify the necessary deeds for the above 
effect. At Balloch before witnesses Robert Menzeis of Comrie 
Archibald Campbell in Auchalladoure Walter Lindesay William 
Bowy and Gavine Hammiltoun notary servants to the said Duncane, 
2nd January 1585. 

BOND by Johne Campbell lawful [son] of the deceased Johne Camp- 92. 

bell of Murthlie presently dwelling in Thomyntugill to Duncane 
Campbell of Glenurquhay and his heirs giving them his Calp ; James 
Campbell apparent of Laweris Johne Campbell brother of the said 
Johne Campbell in Turberiches in Glenquyoch Johne Henrysone and 
Gavine Hamiltoun notary publict servants to the said Duncane Camp 
bell witnesses. At Ballach 20 January 1585. 

BOND by Johnne Campbell alias M'Conoquhie tutor of Inverawe 93. 

to Duncane Campbell of Glenurquhay and his heirs against all 
persons, excepting the authority and the Earl of Argyle during his 
minority ; Robert Menzeis of Comrie Dugall Campbell alias M'Co- 
noquhy in Balliemeanach in Lesmoir Archibald Campbell in Auch- 
alladour and Williame Pawtoun servants to the said Duncane Camp 
bell witnesses. At Balloch 24th January 1585. 



94. BOND by Donald Peddie in Ardetie to Duncane Campbell and his 
heire giving them his Calp, and obliging himself to visit the said 
Duncane's house with sufficient presents twice in the year, and to 
persuade and inbring as many of his friends and surname as he may 
to grant their bonds and Calps to the said Duncane and his fore- 
saids ; Patrik M'Auchlay in Awnafad in Glenquyocht Johne Mak- 
auchlay in Trocherie in Strathbraan and Donald Peddie in Glaschegar 
in Glenalmound witnesses. At Dunkeld 1 February 1585. 

95. BOND by Kobert Wricht dwelling at the Mill of Abirfaldie and 
Alexander Wricht and Johne Wricht his sons, to Duncane Campbell 
of Glenurquhay and his heirs, giving them their Calps, and promising 
their assistance against all persons excepting the authority and masters 
of their lands and mailings only, and to visit the house of the said 
Duncane and his heirs with sufficient presents once a year, and to 
give them their reasonable help and support when they have lands 
to redeem or buy, daughters to marry, or any other good or honourable 
turns ado tending to the advancement and weal of their house ; 
Maureis M'Nauchtane in Inchadin Colene Campbell second lawful 
son to Johne Campbell of Laweris Johne Campbell in Dounfallintie 
and Arthure Hammiltoun lawful son to Gavine Hammiltoun notary 
witnesses. At the Port of Lochtay 14 March 1585. 

96. BOND OF MANRENT by Alester Stewart in Glenbokie in Buch- 
quhidder, Patrik, Duncane, Robert, James, Johne, and Walter 
Stewartis his sons, James Stewart in Glenfinglas, Johne, Duncane and 
Alester Stewartis his sons, Walter Stewart in Balliefoyille and Eobert 

of Manrent. 


Stewart his son, Johne Dow Stewart son to Patrik Stewart in Dallie- 
laggane to Duncane Campbell of Glenurquhay and his heirs, and that 
because a certain number of them had upon suddantie slain Johne 
Makolchalluin Comrie who and his forbears was kynd mynd and ser 
vants to the said Duncane Campbell of Glenurquhay and his prede 
cessors ; they, being maist willing to repair his honour, bind them 
severally, to give him and his heirs a free gift of the best audit at 
the time of their decease, which is called a Calp, besides that due 
to the Earls of Argyle, and to be true men and servants to him 
and his against all persons, the authority the Earls of Argyle and 
the masters of their mailings lands and steadings alone excepted, 
and to be ready to them in hosting and hunting when required, 
and to supply reasonable help, according to their power, in any hon 
ourable turn tending to the relief of lands or otherwise for the 
honour of the said Duncane Campbell's house and furtherance of the 
same : Evin Dow Campbell of the Likkis Johne Koy Makinstalker in 
Cranduycht Archebald Campbell fiar of Monze James Campbell appa 
rent of Laweris Johne Hendrysone Donald Makrobert in Candroquhat 
Johne Makindewer in Portbane and Donald Maklaurene in Dalbeyich 
and Finlay Makneill V'Laurent in Auchaliskin in Balquhidder, wit 
nesses. At Illanrane 28 April 1586. 

MUTUAL BOND of Manrent and Protection between Duncane Camp 
bell of Glenurquhay, on the one part, and Williame Schaw of Knokhill 
and Henrie Schaw of Cambusmoir, on the other part, whereby, for the 
suppression of malefactors and oppressors of his Highness' lieges, the 
said Duncane Campbell binds himself to maintain the said Williame 



238 Bands 

and Henrie Schaw in all their actions and causes against all persons, 
excepting only the authority and Earls of Argyle, and to maintain and 
defend the tenants of the lands following viz. : the two merk land and 
a half of Ardmaknione, the forty shilling land of Branchall, the two 
merk land of Strengarwalt, the forty shilling land of Eddiralacach, the 
two merk land and a half of the Larg, and the forty shilling land 
of Correchrombie with their pertinents pertaining to the said William 
heritably, lying in the Stewartry of Menteith within the Sheriffdom of 
Perth, and also the tenants of the four merk land of Ardkewnaknoken, 
the five merk and ten shilling land of Douncragane, Offrandis, Tos- 
chelambie, the forty shilling land of Lanerek, the forty shilling land 
of Dieppen, the four merk land of Miltoun, the fifty shilling land of 
Kerenoch and Stank, and the five merk land of Cambusmoir with all 
their pertinents lying as said is, pertaining to the said Henrie heritably, 
and every one of the saids tenants thereof in the possession of their 
steadings and mailings ; and the said Duncane farther binds himself to 
keep the saids lands free from sorning and oppression as he does his own 
lands, and to punish theft in the same manner, and also to assist them 
in all actions of removing against their tenants ; For which causes, the 
saids Williame and Henrie dispone to the said Duncane Campbell 
and his heirs the service of their saids tenants of their lands before 
mentioned, promising that they shall be in readiness to serve in the 
same manner as the tenants of the said Duncane Campbell's own 
lands are bound to serve in hosting and hunting, with power to uptake 
unlaws in case of refusal to serve as said is ; and that the said tenants 
shall be farther bound to pass out at all times to the watch with the 
said Duncane Campbell and his heirs and their tenants for preserving 

of Manrent. 


the countries from the incursions of malefactors under the pain of 
poinding for disobedience : and farther the saids Williame and Henrie 
Schaw and their heirs shall at all times be in readiness to ride and 
go with the said Duncane Campbell and his heirs in Highland and 
Lowland as they shall be required, upon the said Duncane's reasonable 
expences ; Robert Menzeis of Comrie James Campbell of Lawirs 
Coleine Campbell his brother gerrnan and Gawen Hammiltoun notary 
public witnesses. At Ballach 28th May 1586. 

MUTUAL BOND of Manrent and Protection in the same terms as the 
preceding entered into between Duncane Campbell of Glenurquhay, 
on the one part, and Alexander Reidheuch fiar of Cultabraiggan and 
, on the other part, whereby the said Duncane Campbell 
binds himself and his heirs to defend the tenants of the lands follow 
ing viz. : Cultabraigan, Malar, Malar Maknab, Dalcroun, Craiginche, 
Dallanskea, Laggan, Abirlednoch, Fintolich, Dalmarkland, lying 
within the Sheriffdom of Perth or otherways ; Johne Barroun alias 
Menteith in Clathik, Edward Reidheuch, Coleine Campbell second 
lawful son to Johne Campbell of Lawiris, and Johne Henrysoun ser 
vant to the said Duncane Campbell of Glenurquhay witnesses. At 
Illanrane 22nd August 1586. 

BOND by Duncane Makarthure of Ardchonnell to Duncane Camp 
bell of Glenurquhay against all persons, the authority and the Earls 
of Argyle excepted, disponing to the said Duncane Campbell of 
Glenurquhay a bairn's part of gear and also one of the best gifts of 
his gear ; James Campbell apparent of Laweris, Archibald Campbell 




of Murthlie, Johne Henrysone Thomas Broun and Gavine Hammil- 
toim servants to the said Duncane Campbell of Glenurquhay 
witnesses. At Balloch 14 December 1586. 

100. BOND by Johne Makgillechallum Vikclarich, Williame Makthomy 
Makgilleweyi's son, Johne Makthomy Makgillewie, James Makfinlay 
Makemy V'Eane Moir, and Duncane Makymmie, to Duncane Campbell 
of Glenurquhay and his heirs, giving them their Calps ; and farther 
binding themselves that so many of them as have houses of their own, 
and those that want them when they get them, shall present the said 
Duncane's house with sufficient presents twice a year ; James Campbell 
apparent of Laweris Patrik Dow Maknab, Johne Dow M'Arbrie, and 
Maureis M'Nauchtane servants to the said Duncane Campbell wit 
nesses. At Balloch 26 December 1586. 

101. BOND OF FRIENDSHIP entered into between Lawchlane Makclane of 
Doward, on the one part, and Duncane Campbell of Glenwrquhay and 
James Campbell of Ardkinglas knight, on the other part, because 
there had been bonds of the like kind between their predecessors : 
and because the Earl of Ergyle cannot in his minority enter into such 
a bond without the consent of Dame Annas Keyth his mother and 
curatrix and his friends, the saids Duncane and James Campbell bind 
themselves to do their diligence to obtain a mutual bond between the 
saids Earl and Lawchlane M'Clane and their successors, whenever the 
said Dame Annas repairs to the parts of Ergyle. At Kilmaronok 
before witnesses James Earl of Glencairne Lord Kilmawris Neill 
Campbell bishop of Ergyle and Duncane M'Dowgall fiar of Dun- 
oldik, 23 March 1586. 

of Manrent. 


BOND OF FRIENDSHIP AND MANRENT between Duncane Campbell of 102. 
Glenurquhay, on the one part, and Dougall Makdougall of Dunnollif 
and Alane Makdougall of Ragaray, on the other part, ratifying all 
former bonds : the said Dougall and Alane binding themselves with 
their forces to attend upon the said Duncane and his heirs in the 
Highlands at conventions and at hosting according to the custom of 
their forbears in watching and conveying them night and day to 
and from their camps and lodgings. At Finlarg before witnesses 
Robert Menzeis of Comrie Colene Campbell lawful son to Johne 
Campbell of Laweris Dougall M'Conoquhie Vapriour in Ballie- 
wewlane in Lesmoir and Arne Makewin in Kilchoan in Lome, 
3rd May 1587. 

JOHNE DORMOUND of Drungie, Johne Dormound his son and 103. 
apparent heir, Johne Makdormound in Ballienacrew, and Johne 
M'Challum V'Dormound in Wester Dounfallandie, bind themselves 
in manrent, in the same manner as their forbears, to Duncane Camp 
bell of Glenurquhay and his heirs, and give them their Calps ; 
Johne Roy Campbell in Finlarg Duncane M'Clean in Teray Johne 
Heurysone Johne Jak and Donald M* Angus servants to the said 
Duncane Campbell witnesses. At Finlarg 20 September 1587. 

PATRIK GLASS in Creif obliges him to pay to Duncane Campbell 104. 
of Glenurquhay the sum of ten merks Scots money [yearly] during 
his life, because the said Duncane Campbell promised him his 
protection ; Johne Elder burgess of Perth, Colene Campbell son to 
the Laird of Laweris, Laurent M'Laurent son to Laurent M'Laurent 

24:2 Bands 

in Craigruy in Buchquhedir, and Walter Lindesay servant to the said 
Duncane Campbell witnesses. At Perth 20 October 1587. 

105. BOND OF FRIENDSHIP between Jhone Earl of Montross Lord 
Grahame, Duncane Campbell of Glenurquhay, and Sir James Camp 
bell of Ardkinglas, for the defence of themselves and the Earl of 
Argyll during his minority against all persons, the King's Majesty 
being excepted ; At Perth before witnesses Allexander Campbell 
bishop of Brychting Mongo Graham of , Mr. Johne 
Graham of Hollyardis, 22nd October 1587. 

106. BOND by Johne M'Nychole V'Angus, Nychole M'Ean his son, Johne 
Hoy M'Ean V'Angus Yekinlister in Auchalladour, Nychole M'Ean 
Roy, Angus M'Ean Eoy, Johne Dow M'Ean Roy, sons to the said 
Johne, Archibald M'Ean V'Nychole V'Inlister, Johne M'Ean Roy 
Vekillespik V'Angus in Auchalladour, and Nychole M'Ean V'Nychole 
to Duncane Campbell of Glenurquhay and his heirs, giving them their 
Calps ; Colene Campbell son to the Laird of Laweris Johne Henry- 
sone Walter Lindesay servants to the said Duncane Campbell and 
Patrik Dow M'Nab in Wester Ardnagald, witnesses. At Finlarg 
8 November 1587. 

107. BOND by Andro Stewart in Gartnafoir, Johne Stewart in the 
Kirktoun of Buchquhedir his brother, Robert Stewart in Tulloch, 
Alexander Stewart in Monochaill, and Alexander Stewart son to 
Johne Roy Stewart, to Duncane Campbell of Glenurquhay and his 
heirs, giving them their Calps arid assistance in hosting and hunting 

of Manrent. 


when required, but without prejudice, always, to the like dues and 
duties exigible from them by the Earls of Argyle and the masters of 
their malings and steadings ; and farther binding themselves to give 
supply reasonably, according to their powers, to the said Duncane Camp 
bell and his forsaids in any honourable turn tending to the relief of lands 
or otherwise for the honour of his house and furtherance of the same, 
and also to bring as many of their friends surname and others as they 
can to grant bonds of manrent ; Alexander M'Nab of Bowane Walter 
Stewart in Balliefulzie Patrik Stewart in Glenbokkie and Duncane 
Stewart in Branchaill witnesses. At the Candmoir 12 November 

BOND by George Grahame of Rednoch to Duucane Campbell of 
Glenurquhay against all persons excepting only the authority and the 
Earls of Ergyle and Menteith ; At Monduy before witnesses Alex 
ander bishop of Breachin Walter Grahame of Drumleane Colene 
Campbell second lawful son to Johne Campbell of Laweris and 
Gavine Hammiltoun notary, 5th May 1588. 


NEIL CAMPBELL bishop of Argyll, knowing the upright mind and 
will which Duncane Campbell of Glenurquhay bears to the Earl of 
Argyll their chief, and to his honour and the quietness of his subjects 
and country, obliges him to prefer the said laird of Glenurquhay 
to all others, the King's Majesty and the said Earl being excepted, 
and to follow his counsel, seeing he is faithful to the said Earl. 
At Ardkinglass 19th September 1588. 




110. BOND of Friendship and Assistance by George Earl of Huntlie 
Lord Gordoun and Badzenoche &c. to Duncane Campbell of Glen- 
urquhay, saving his loyalty. At Edinburgh before witnesses Johne 
Campbell of Laweris Alexander Drummound of Midhaip and Gavine 
Hammiltoun notary, 10th December 1588. 

111. MUTUAL BOND of Friendship and Assistance between James 
Commendator of Incheffray and Duncane Campbell of Glenurquhay 
against all oppressors sorners and malefactors resorting to the 
bounds of their offices of Stratheirne and Breidalbane whom they 
shall resist and pursue with all their forces. At Balloch 18th August 


112. BE it kend til all men ... Us vndirsubscryveris vndirstanding be 

monye . . . actis . . . maid nocht onlie be ... the Kingis Maiesties 
. . . progenitouris hot alsa be his Maiesties self baith in Parliament 
and Privie Counsel anent the daylie morthouris slauchteris herschipis 
and thif tis committit be clannis of hieland men upone the inhabitantes 
of the laiche cuntreis speciallie be the clan of M'Gregouris : Lyke as 
laitlie the said clan of M'Gregour in the moneth of September last 
bipast maist creuallie slew and murtherit Johne Drummond of Dram- 
nevenocht in Glenarknay being under thair doubil assurance, the ane 
grantit ... be My Lord Huntlie in thair name to my Lord of 

of Manrent. 

Montroiss assuring that he and al his and in speacial the said Johne 
Drummond suld be unharmit in body and geir ... ay and quhil 
the said assurance suld be upgiffin and dischargit on to my lord 
of Montroiss be the said Erie of Huntlie, quhilk onnavyss ves sa 
done afoir the said slauchter nor yit sensyne ; the uther assurance 
being grantit and gevin be , in name of that hail clan, 

to my Lord of Inchaffray and all his kin freindis and surname upon 
the Monunday befoir the said slauchter ; sua that nather of the forsaid 
assurances ves than outrun ; the said Johne being directit be his cheif 
at his Maiestie's commandment for getting of vennisoune to haue send 
to Edinburght to his Maiestie's mariage, the said clan cuttit and of- 
tuik his heid, and thairefter convenand the rest of that clan and setting 
doun the heid befoir tharne, thairby causing thame authoreiss the 
said creual mvrthour, lykas thai haue done, mening thairby to con- 
tinew the lyke or greter gif thai be not preventit . . . We vndirsub- 
scryvand beand sua tendir of blud alliance and nychtbouris being sua 
oft of our freindis tennentis and seruandis slane murtherit and herreit 
be the said clan of befoir, and of mynd to revenge the said creuel 
murthour and bluide of the said Johne Drummond, hes bundin . . . 
ilkane of us ... to tak trev and efald pairt togidder for perseuing of 
the said clan and committaris of the said murthour . . . quhairevir 
thai may be apprehendit, and gif thai sail happin to frequent or invaid 
ony ane of us ve al sail repair and hald our forces to the partie in- 
vadit, and ve bind ... us upon our honour and lautie that nane of 
us sail appoint or aggre witht the said clan by the advyss of the rest 
of the subscryveris. In vitnes quhairof ve haue subscryvit this 
present witht our handis ... At Mugdoge Inispeffre and Druramen 



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and Balloche the xx, xxiiii, and thrattei day is of October 1589 . . . 
befoir thir vitness Robert Grahame of Auchinclocht William Dram- 
mond of Pitcairnis. 

DRUMMOND. JHONE Earl of Montroiss, 


113. THE EARL OF MONTROISS binds himself to raise thirty men, my 
Lord Drummond and his friends forty, and the laird of Glenurquhay 
three score, to perschow the said clan for revenge of Johne Drum- 
mondis slawchter. At Kincardin 21 December 1589. 

114. JOHNE MAKINTYIR in Finglen Johne Eoy Makintyir in Inuer- 
kerna, Patrik Makintyir in Craigruye, and Mwriache Makintyir 
in Mwrlagane, oblige themselves conjunctly and severally, under the 
penalty of two hundred pounds, to deliver Mwlcallum Makintyir to 
Duncane Campbell of Glennorquhaye, if he shall be charged by the 
King's Majesty to be answerable for the said Mwlcallum, and farther 
bind themselves never to serve or assist the Clan Gregour without the 
license of the said Duncane Campbell; Alexander Eeddoche of 
Cultibragane, Williame Eeddoche of Megorne, Colein Campbell, and 
Edward Eeddoche in Towdorne, witnesses. At Comrie 24 August 

115. DONALD EOBERTSONE of Strowan, finding that divers of the Clan- 
gregour occupied his lands and barony of Fernay in the lordship of 

of Manrent. 


Descheor and Toyer and Sheriffdom of Perth against his will so that 
he could not well remove them, binds himself and his heirs, if by 
the assistance of Sir Duncane Campbell of Glenurquhay he can 
remove them orderly, to put in their stead tenants bound to serve the 
said Sir Duncane in hosting hunting and obedience, as the tenants of 
the said lands did previously, the said Sir Duncane being bound to 
defend the said tenants in their possessions. At Balloch before 
witnesses Alexander Robertsone brother germane to the said Donald 
Williame Pawtoun Gavine Hammiltoun and Alexander Levingstoun 
servants to the said Sir Duncane, 16th October 1590. 

BOND OF PROTECTION by Sir Duncane Campbell of Glenurquhay 
knight to Agnus M' Allane apparent of Illane Tirrum against all 
persons, the authority and the Earls of Argyill only excepted, and of 
Manrent by the said Agnus M' Allane to the said Sir Duncane 
against all, excepting only the authority and Agnus Makconeill. At 
Ferloquhane before witnesses John Stewart of the Appin, John 
Makeane of Ardnamurchan, Allane Makconeill duy of Locheyill, John 
Stewart of Killiechallum Keillie, Evin Makeane in Ferloquhane, and 
Williame Pawtoun, 5th May 1591. 


BOND of Protection and Manrent in the same terms as the preceding 
between Sir Duncane Campbell of Glenorquhay knight and Allan 
Makconeill duy of Locheyill, the said Allane being bound against all 
persons, excepting only the authority and the Earls of Huntlie, and to 




restore all goods belonging to the Laird of Glemirquhay or his tenants 
that shall come within his bounds or the thieves thereof, if he shall be 
master of them. The same place and day. 

118. PATKIK Dow M'EANE BANE M'KNABE and Robert M'Eanbaine 
Maknabe and the rest of the brethren bind themselves that, how soon 
Gawin Hamiltone shall come, they shall ratify their band of manrent 
and Calps conform to the contracts made by them and their prede 
cessors to the lairds of Glennorquhaye ; and the said Robert M'Eanbaine, 
because he is to pass out of the ground to my Lord of Drummond's 
lands, farther promises to continue to Duncane Campbell of Glennor 
quhaye his Calp together with his faithful and true service used and 
wont, as if he possessed lands belonging to the said Duncane, and to 
visit his house with a sufficient present once a year ; Colein Camp 
bell Thomas Broune Williame Patone and others witnesses. At 
Finlarg 12 June 1591. 

119. JOHNE DOWE MAKCONNOCHIE tutor of Inveraw binds himself and 
his heirs in manrent to Duncane Campbell of Glenurquhaye knight 
and his heirs, because the said Duncane Campbell had given him great 
assistance in getting the seven merkland of Ardewnak possessed for 
merly by Donald Makerliche, and that so long as they shall possess the 
foresaid lands ; and also obliges him and his tenants dwelling on the said 
lands to give service in hosting hunting and stenting as was wont, and 
to help the said Duncane Campbell home with wine every summer, as 
the rest of the lands thereof shall do, and also to bring in no claimed 
men upon the foresaids lands nor to dispone his kindness of that rowme 

of Manrent. 


to any other, excepting his own heirs and surname of the Clan Don- 
nochie, without the consent of the said Duncane Campbell and his 
heirs ; Colein Campbell, Johnc Roy Campbell, Williame Patone, 
Johne Maklauchlane and others witnesses. At . i ; 

BOND OF PROTECTION granted by Sir Duncane Campbell of Glen- 
norquhaye knight to Marioune Stewart spouse to Johne Roye 
Makallester in the Kirktoune of Balquhidder, because she had granted 
him her Calp and promised to visit his house with a present onco in 
the year ; James Stewart son to Alexander Stewart in Glenbokie 
Johne Campbell in the lyll and Colein Campbell son to the laird of 
Lawiris witnesses. At Balloche 29 November 1592. 

DUNCANE BISCHOPE alias CAMPBELL obliges him to serve Sir 
Duncane Campbell of Glenurquhaye knight both in Highland and 
Lowland parts upon his reasonable expenses, but in the King's host 
ing and hunting upon his the said Duncane Bischope's own expenses, 
and gives the said Sir Duncane his Calp ; and also, with the consent 
of Issobell Neindonnochie Reoche his spouse, a bairn's part of 
gear ; and farther they oblige them to acknowledge the house of 
Balloche with a sufficient present once or twice in the year as the 
cause requires ; and the said Sir Duncane Campbell binds himself 
in return to protect the said Duncane Bischope and his spouse in all 
their just causes, and specially in any right of lands the said Duncane 
Bischope may get from the laird of Monchreif or Donald M'Quein ; 
Colein Campbell son to the Laird of Lawiris Johne Campbell in the 
lyll Gavine Hammiltone and Alexander Levingstone servants to the 





said Sir Duncane Campbell and others witnesses. At Finlarg 5 March 

122. BOND of Protection and Maintenance by Archibald Earl of Argyle 

Justice General of Scotland to his lovit friend and cousin Sir 
Duncane Campbell of Glenurquhay knight and his heirs against all 
persons the King's Majesty only excepted ; Sir Hew Campbell of 
Lowdon, Mr Neill Campbell bishop of Argyll, Mr George Areskyn 
witnesses. At Sterling 26 June 1593. 

123. PATRIK M'QUENE minister of God's word at Rothesay ratifies all 

former bands of manrent granted by Patrik Oig M'Queine his father, 
Donald Oig his father's brother, and others their friends and forbears, 
to Sir Duncane Campbell of Glenurquhay knight and his predecessors, 
and that because he had sufficient proof of the said Sir Duncane's 
good will, especially in giving him possession of the lands of Ester 
Tenaif, which he could not enjoy without the assistance of the said 
Sir Duncane ; and obliges himself and his heirs to give to the said 
Sir Duncane and his heirs hosting hunting and all other due 
services performed to the house of Glenurquhay by his predecessors 
out of the lands of Ester and Wester Tenaiffis, Auchater, and 
other lands possessed by them ; and for himself and his posterity 
grants to the said Sir Duncane and his heirs their Calps and 
a bairn's part of gear, and interdicts himself from disposing of the 
saids lands in any way and to any person (excepting the lawful 
sons of himself, his brother, and his father's brother) without consent 
of the said Sir Duncane and his heirs, under the penalty of one 

of Manrent. 


thousand pounds Scots ; it being provided that if he shall dispone any 
of the saids lands to his own daughters or to the sons of his brother 
or his father's brother, they shall not have power to dispone the same 
to any person without the consent of the said Sir Duncane and his 
heirs, under the penalty of the nullity of any such deed ; James Stewart 
burgess of Rothesay James Kelburne there Gavine Hammiltoun 
notary Alezander Levingstoun witnesses. At Finlarg 15 August 1594. 

BOND by Dauid M'Duif of Fandowie, Johne Our Makduf in 124. 
Drumour in Strabaine, James Makduf in Thomnagarne, Johne Rid 
alias Robertsone in Thombaine, and Johne Makduf in Ballinelone 
to Sir Duncane Campbell knight and his heirs against all persons, 
excepting only the King's Majesty and the masters of their grounds 
lands and maillings, obliging them to bring in to the said Dun- 
cane's house sufficient presents once in the year according to their 
ranks and power, and to be in readiness to serve the said Sir Dun 
cane and his heirs in their own countries in hosting and hunting 
as they shall be duly required thereto, and also according to their 
rank and power to help the said Sir Duncane or his heirs when 
they have daughters to marry or lands to buy to infeft their sons 
therein on being required so to do ; Alexander Levingstone Alexander 
Schawe apparent of Cambusmoir and James Ruthven servants to the 
said Sir Duncane Campbell witnesses. At Weim 20 November 1594. 

OBLIGATION granted by Archibald Earl of Argyle on occasion of 125. 
certain rumours spread by evil disposed persons having raised cold 
ness between him and his loving kinsman Sir Duncane Campbell of 





Glenurquhay knight, promising never to act deceitfully to the said 
Sir Duncane or to misuse him in his possessions or body, and that 
in case any misreport should breed offence he shall first advertise 
the said Sir Duncane thereof fifteen days before he shall be holden 
to answer thereto, and thereafter shall appoint a convenient place of 
trial thereof in the lowlands before himself and his friends, the Earl 
of Mar and the Sheriff of Air being present, the said Sir Duncane 
binding himself to behave kindly to the said Earl as his superior and 
to believe no evil reports of him in future without first reporting the 
same and giving up the reporter to the Earl. At Strewiling before 
witnesses Hew Campbell of Lowdoun Sheriff of Air, George Camp 
bell of Cesnok, Mr George Erskyn, and George Campbell servant to 
the said Hew Campbell of Lowdoun, 4 January 1594. 

WILLIAM BEDDOCHE of Drumlaichochane and Johne Eeddoche his 
son and apparent heir oblige themselves to deliver to Sir Duncane 
Campbell of Glennorquhaye knight the sum of one hundred merks 
Scots before the first day of November 1595, and the said William 
Reddoche farther obliges himself to leave in legacy to the said Sir 
Duncane at the time of his decease another hundred merks or else a 
bairn's part of gear, before witnesses William Menzeis lawful son to 
the baron Comrie ; Alexander Levingstone, and Thomas Broune ser 
vants to the said Sir Duncane Campbell. At Finlarg 28 August 1595. 

BOND OF FRIENDSHIP between Sir Duncane Campbell of Glennor 
quhaye knight and Allane Camrone of Lochaill, for the weill and 
quyetnes of ather thaire countrayis, and specially against the Clan- 

of Manrent. 


gregour. At Finlarig before witnesses Colein Campbell fiar of 
Glennorquliaye Paull M'Cleriche and Alexander Levingstone, 12 
February 1595. 

CONTRACT OF MANRENT between Sir Duncane Campbell of Glenur- 
quhay knight and Patrik Makgregour in Dalmarglen. The said 
Patrik Makgregour, for the sum of one hundred pounds Scots, resigns 
adperpetuam remanentiam his lands of Dalmarglen with their perti 
nents occupied by him lying in Glenlaidnaig within the Stewartry 
of Stratherne and Sheriffdom of Perth in favour of the said Sir 
Duncane Campbell and his heirs ; Sir Duncane, out of respect for the 
said Patrik's great age and inability, reserving to him three merk- 
land of the saids lands during his lifetime. At Finlarg before 
witnesses Mungo Lokhart, Thomas Broun, Johne Roy Maknab in 
Ardnagald, and Gavine Hammiltoun notary, and Patrik Hammil- 
toun, 7th August 1596. 


DUNCANE CAMPBELL of Murthlie, for the standing of his house, 
and having sufficient experience of the great love goodwill and 
favour entertained towards him by Sir Duncane Campbell of Glen- 
urquhay knight, Jhone Campbell in Acheinch, Jhone Drummond 
of Petcalleine, and Thomas Drummond tutor of Coquhoilze, and 
knowing the frailty of his own nature in the ruling of his affairs, 
and also for the sum of one thousand pounds Scots paid to him 
by the saids parties, interdicts himself from disponing in any way his 
saids lands without the common consent of all the saids parties ; 



254 Bands 

Williame Campbell brother german to the said Duncane Thomas 
Brown Robert Crystie and Mr Williame Bowy servants to the said 
Sir Duncane witnesses. At Balloch 2 February 1596. 

130. JOHNE M'INDEWAR in Portbane for the benevolence received by 
him at divers times from the deceased Coline Campbell of Glen- 
urquhay and Sir Duncane Campbell his son, binds him to bequeath 
to Archibald Campbell his foster, son to the said Sir Duncane, 
and his heirs, the third part, which is his own part, of all his goods, 
and never to diminish his said goods without the advice of the 
said Sir Duncane and two of the said Johne M'Indewar's special 
friends, and farther binds himself during the minority of the said 
Archibald his foster, to furnish him sufficiently in highland clothing 
and abilyement efferand to the honour of his estate ; the said Sir 
Duncane being bound, on the other hand, to defend him in all his 
just actions ; Johne Campbell in Aucheinch, Thomas Broun, and 
Patrik Hammiltoun son to Gavine Hammiltoun notary witnesses. 
At Finlarg 8 June 1597. 

131. GIFT by Awlay Makawlay in Auchinfad to Archibald Campbell 
lawful son to Sir Duncane Campbell of Glenurquhay knight and his 
heirs of a bairn's part of gear, and that because of the said Sir Dun- 
cane's obligation to defend him the said Awlay Makawlay in his just 
actions ; Thomas Broun Andro Makawlay in Monzie and Patrik 
Hammiltoun lawful son to Gavin Hammiltoun writer witnesses. At 
Finlarg 8 June 1597. 

o/ Manrent. 

LEORNARD SANDERIS of Mylhorne being sensible of his inability 
to manage his own affairs, in consideration of five hundred merks 
paid him by Sir Duncane Campbell of Glenurquhay knight, inter 
dicts himself from in any way disponing his Mill of Mylhorne mill 
lands and pertinents thereof, from setting tacks long or short, or 
granting any other rights thereof, and from dilapidating any of his 
goods without the consent of the said Sir Duncane Campbell and his 
heirs ; Thomas Broun, Mungo Lokhart, Gavine Hammiltoun notary 
public, and Patrik Hammiltoun his son, and Robert Chrystie servants 
to the said Sir Duncane witnesses. At the day of 

PATRIK MAKARBRIE in , binds himself, if he shall marry and 
have children, to dispone to Sir Duncane Campbell of Glenurquhay 
and his heirs a bairn's part of gear, and, if he do not marry and have 
no lawful children, to dispone to them one half of all his property, and 
to lay out his money by their advice ; and grants them his Calp ; and 
that because the said Sir Duncane has granted him his bond of pro 
tection in inbringing of all his debts, and specially of one hundred 
merks due him by the laird of Monyvarde and two bolls two firlots 
meal as the annual rent thereof, two hundred and fifty merks due him 
by Patrik M'Quene minister and five bolls meal as the annual rent 
thereof, one hundred merks due by the goodman of Uchtertyre, seven 
score merks due by the lady Monyvarde and two bolls three firlots 
meal as the annual rent thereof, one hundred pounds due by Robert 
Scherar in Strathalloun, and fifty three merks due by the laird of 
Laweris ; Mr Williame Bowie Mungo Lokhart and Patrik Hammil 
toun witnesses. At Finlarg 21 June 1597. 



256 Bands 

134. MUTUAL BOND OF FKIENDSHIP entered into between Jolme Earl 
of Atholl Lord Inuermey and Balveny, on the one part, and Sir 
Duncane Campbell of Glenurquhay knight and Colein Campbell fiar 
thereof his son, on the other part, in respect of their alliance by blood 
and former bonds between their predecessors, and that against all par 
ties, the King's Majesty, his personal presence, and the Earls of Argyll 
being excepted by the said Sir Duncane and Colein Campbell, and the 
King's Majesty by the said Earl of Atholl. At Dunkeld and Balloche 
before witnesses Sir Walter Rollok of Lawtoune knight James Camp 
bell fiar of Lawaris Colein Campbell of Aberurquhill and Walter Dog 
notary, 14 July and 16 August 1597. 

135. MUTUAL BOND of Protection and Manrent between Sir Duncane 


Campbell of Glenurquhay and Kobert Menzeis of Comrie, the said 
Robert Menzeis binding himself his wife and bairns in service to the 
said Sir Duncane and his heirs, and to be with their tenants at 
all times in readiness in hosting hunting and watching within the 
country in the same manner as the said Sir Duncane's own tenants ; 
Robert Campbell fiar of Glenfallocht Coline Campbell of Abirurquhill 
Johne Campbell in Portbane Mungo Lockhart and Patrik Hammiltoun 
writer witnesses. At Finlarg 6 June 1599. 

136. BOND OF FKIENDSHIP between Sir Duncan Campbell of Glenurquhay 
knight and Lauchlan M'Intosche of Donnachtin, entered into on the 
ground of former friendship between their houses, against all parties 
and especially Makgregour, saving Glenurquhay's duty to the authority 
and the Earls of Argyle, and M'Intosche's duty to the authority and 

of Manrent. 257 

the Earls of Huntlie. At Dunkeld before witnesses Colin Campbell 
fiar of Glenurquhay James Campbell fiar of Lawiris, and William 
M'Ontochief son to James Glas, 7 January 1GOO. 

MALCOLME M'ROBERT in Craig in Ardtollony and Patrik M'Couill 137. 
in Derrie in Buchquedir, each of them aged ninety five years, declare 
that the deceased James M'Olchallum V'Laurent in Bomuk, Johne 
M'Olchallum V'Laurent there, Patrik M'Olchallum V'Laurent in 
Careglen, and Robert M'Olchallum V'Laurent in Kingart, disponed to 
the last deceased Colene Campbell of Glenurquhay and his heirs their 
Manrents and Calps ; and therefore Patrik M'Robert V'Laurent in 
the Port at the east end of Locherne, James M'Laurent in Laggan son 
to the said deceased Johne M'Olchallum, and Thomas M'Laurent in 
Carnelea in Buchquhedir, grandsons, sons, and nephews to the persons 
abovewritten, ratify the said bond, and of new give their bonds of 
Manrent and Calps to Sir Duncane Campbell of Glenurquhay knight 
and his heirs ; Johne M'Carlich in Finlarg, Molchallum M'Robert in 
Craig, Donald M'Ean Duy in Derreyne, Paule M'Clerich, Gavine 
Hammiltoun notary, Paule M'Clerich in Edinkip witnesses. At 
Finlarg 28 December 1606. 

BOND or MANRENT by Johne M'Cairlich in Finlarg, Johne 138. 
M'Cairlich his son there, Duncan M'Cairlich in Killin, Johne M'Cair 
lich in Tullich, Johne Dow M'Innes alias M'Cairlich in Ardewnaig, 
Charles Dow M'Innes his brother there, Patrik M'Cairlich elder there, 
Dow M'Cairlich his son there, Charlis his second son there, Donald 
M'lllespick V'Cairlich there, Patrik M'Cairlich his brother there, 



M'Coline M'Coull V'Cairlich there, Donald M'Cairlich in Laikbuy, 
Donald Glas M'lllegarif in Ardewnaig, Finlay M'Coull V'lllegariff 
there, Johne M'Nilty V'lllegarif there, Dougall Koy M'lllegariff 
there, Malcome M'lllegariff in Crannich, Gillechreist M'lllegariff in 
Blairnesker in Glendoquhart, Finlay M'lllechallum V'lllegariff in 
Crannich his son, Johnne M'lllegariff there, Donald Dow M'lllegariff 
in Craig, Patrik M'lllegariff in Tulloch in Ardtollony, Duncan M'Onill 
V'Ean in Ballemacnauchtan, Johne Dow M'Onoquhy V'Onile V'Ean 
his son in Lurgloman, Donald M'Onoquhy V'Onile V'Ean his son in 
Eamony, Chairlis M'Onoquhy V'Onile V'Ean son to the said Duncan, 
Donald Campbell alias Leitch in Donoquheill, Duncan Campbell alias 
Leitch in Eistir Teggir-Machan, and Callum M'Ean V'lllechallum in 
Murthlie to Sir Duncane Campbell of Glenurquhay knight and his 
heirs, lairds of Glenurquhay ; obliging themselves, although by act of 
Parliament all kinds of Calps are discharged, to give them their Calps 
for the special love they have to the said Sir Duncane ; as also obliging 
their heirs, that such of them as shall leave one hundred merks at 
their decease, shall bequeath twenty merks thereof to the said Sir 
Duncane and his foresaids, and that such of them as have not one 
hundred merks at their decease shall bequeath only ten merks ; Coline 
Campbell apparent of Glenurquhay Mungo Lockhart and Patrik 
M'Nab his servants Ewir M'lllechreist servant to the said Sir Duncane 
and Johnne Balvaird notary. At the Kirk of Candmoir 7 August 

139. BOND OF MANKENT by Allaster M'Inlay V'Ean V'Nab in Inschewin, 

Duncan M'Inlay V'Ean V'Nab, and Johne Dow M'Inlay V'Ean 

of Manrent. 


V'Nab in Ardchalzie, his brothers, Johne Dow M'Patrik Bane V'Nab 
in Ewar, and Donald M'Patrik Bane V'Nab his brother, Archibald 
M'Nab in Inuerhaggarnio, Johne Boy M'Onile V'Nab in Ardnagald, 
Donald M'Ean Roy V'Onile V'Nab in Glenloquhay, Finlay M'Onile 
M'Nab in Mmiaganbeg, Duncan Dow M'Nab in Murlagann Moir, 
Duncane Dow M'Nab in Bowochter, Archibald M'Nab his son, and 
Archibald M'Onilduy V'Nab in Bovayne to Sir Duncane Campbell of 
Glenurquhay knight, disponing to him and his heirs the best gift of 
gear in their houses at their decease, saving the herezeld ; Robert 
Campbell of Glenfalloch Thomas M'Kie Duncane Combrie servants to 
the said Sir Duncane Campbell and Johne Baivaird notary witnesses. 
At Finlarg 1 August 1611. 

MUTUAL BOND of Manrent and Protection between Sir Duncane 
Campbell of Glenurquhay knight, on the one part, and Malcoine 
Drummond in the two merkland of the Bordland son to the deceased 
Williame M'Neill V'Gregour in Fernay, and Neill Drammond hi 
Ballimaynach brother to the said Malcome, and Malcome Robertsone 
in Schanlarach son to the deceased Neill M'Condoquhie V'Gregour 
in Fernay, on the other part, obliging themselves, since Calps are 
discharged by act of Parliament, to deliver to the said Sir Duncane and 
his heirs the best gift and eighth part of gear belonging to them at 
the time of their decease, and farther to pay yearly to the said Sir 
Duncaue and his foresaids the teinds belonging to him out of their 
lands following ; Malcome Drummond out of the two merk land of 
the Corcherrive in the Bordland, for the parsonage teinds thereof three 
firlots bear, and for the rest of the teind victual of the parsonage vi s. 





money, and for the vicarage teinds of the foresaids lands, accord 
ing to use and wont ; the said Neill Drammond out of the two 
merkland of Ballimaynach, for the parsonage teind thereof xx s. and 
for the vicarage, accordiog to use and wont ; and the said Malcome 
Robertsone out of the three merkland of Schanlarach, for the par 
sonage teinds thereof one boll and one firlot bear, and for the rest 
of the teind victual of the parsonage xxs. and for the vicarage 
according to use and wont ; and during their possession of the saids 
teinds, at the pleasure of the said Sir Duncane and his foresaids, they 
shall give to him and his abovewritten hosting stenting hunting 
and carriage horses to the homebringing of wine to Balloch once a 
year in summer or harvest, together with meat to the said Sir Dun- 
cane's horses and dogs twice a year, and attendance as assisers at his 
courts to be held at Candmoir yearly ; Archibald Campbell of Monzie 
Thomas M'Kie and Moreiss M'Nachtane servants to the said Sir 
Duncane Campbell and Johne Balvaird notary witnesses. At Balloch 
13 September 1611. 

BOND OF FRIENDSHIP, entered into by the mediation of John Earl of 
Mar high Treasurer of Scotland, between William Earl of Tullybardin 
and Sir Duncan Campbell of Glenurquhay knight forgiving each 
other all offences mutually committed and discharging all causes of 
quarrel between them. At Scone before witnesses the said Earl of 
Mar, David Lord Scone, Duncane Campbell of Glenlyon, Sir Mungo 
Murray of Drummcarne knight, Robert Campbell of Glenfalloch, 
Thomas Rae notary servant to the said Sir Duncane Campbell, and 
John Merser notary in Perth, 29 October 1620. 

of Manretit. 


ARCHIBALD LORD LORNE binds himself, for the special love he bears 142. 

to his cousin Sir Colene Campbell of Glenurquhay, not to call in 
question his rights of the lands in Argyll which he holds and has 
held of the said Lord, and to assist his said cousin, providing he 
continue to behave himself to the said Lord as a loving kinsman, at the 
sight of Johnne Lord Lowdoun, Sir James Campbell of Laweris knight, 
Robert Campbell of Glenfalloch, and Archibald Campbell brother 
gernian to the said Sir James. At Edinburgh before witnesses the 
said Lord Lowdoun, Mungo Campbell fiar of Laweris, Mr Alexander 
Colvine Justice Depute, the said Archibald Campbell, James Camp 
bell servant to the said Lord Lowdoun, and Mr Robert Barclay 
servant to the said Lord Lome, 30 June 1634. 

JOHN M'ILLCHEAR in Ballechragan in Strabrane assigns to Johne 143. 

Campbell of Glenurchey younger and his heirs ten head of kye taken 
away from him on the 15th preceding ; and farther the said Johne 
M'lllcheare and Johne M'Caniss in Ballechragan assign to the said 
Johne Campbell of Glenurchay younger five head of kye wlu'ch were 
taken away the same day as the above from Malcome M'Duff and 
Johne Baine M'lllguis and Thomas M'lllguis and Johne M'Vaime 
all in Ballechragan, from whom they have right to the said five 
head of kye. At Balloch before witnesses Archibald M'Kerlich 
servant to the laird of Glenurchey, Mr Coline Campbell, and Johne 
M'Rob VThatrick 21 April 1664. 

ARCHIBALD MACDONEL of Keappoch grants to John Earl of 144. 
Caithnes and to his successors his bond of manrent, such as his prede- 


Bands of Manrent. 

cessors had granted to the said Earl's predecessors, and obliges himself 
to restrain all the inhabitants of the brae of Lochabber arid all others 
of the name of Macdonnell whom he can influence from committing 
robberies within the said Earl's bounds, or the lands of such as are 
descended of his house, and in case any robbery is committed, he 
obliges himself to raise his friends to join with those appointed by the 
said Earl for recovering the goods taken away or obtaining satisfaction 
therefor. At Balloch before witnesses Kobert Campbell of Glenlyon 
Allexander Macdonnell of Grlencoe and John Campbell of Inveryeldie, 
26 January 1681. 

portions of 2Untals, 
ourt iSoofts, ifeouadjottr Boofts, anlr 

ies of 

/ Bottil)ou# 'Btmfe beginanfc anno 

RECEIPT of Meill and Malt fra the tennentis of Braidalbane be the 
grantor maltmen and broustaris of Balloch and Ilanran of the crop 
and yeir of God M v c fourscoir tua yeris as eftir followis 

SKEAG-EAST Half thairof. 

Donald MTaule Dow 

Pais of meill iii bollis. 

And for the teindis ii fs. i pk. i lippy. 

Of malt iiii bollis. 


Allaster .M< Thorny 

Pais of meill x bollis. 

Of malt ii bollis. 

Delyuerit at the ladyis command out of the meill from 
the mylne of Balloch to the Bard M'Alester i f. 


Rental 1582. 


Malcolme M'Nauchtane, Donald M'Intailzeour Moris wyfe, Johne 
Makindeora, Johne M'Ewin Moir 

Pais of meill xxxvi bollis. 

Of malt xiiii bollis. 

ARDTOLLONAIG xx markland haldin of the Priour 
in the young Lardis hands. 

ARDTOLLONAIG ten markland haldin of the King. 
Pais as followis 

Craig pais of meill vi bollis. 

Of beir for ten markis money iiii bollis. 



Duncane M'Nab, Malcolme M'llleweyne, Donald M'Nauchtane- 
Pais of meill xii bollis. 

Of malt xii bpllis. 

KILLIN the Smythis markland. 
Finlay Smyth 

Pais of meill viii bollis. 

And for teind beir ii bollis ii fs. 

Rental 1582. 


AUCHMOIR tua markland thairof. 

Donald Lynach M'avicar and Malcolme M'Ean Moyle 

Pais of meill vii bollis. 

Of beir ii bollis. 

A markland thereof. 
Finlay Dow M'Quherich 

Pais of meill iii bollis ii fs. 

Of beir i boll. 

The Fishearis markland thairof allowit to him for his sernice. 


Of meill viii bollis. 

Of beir, for xx markis money to be pait at Candil- 

mes iii bollis. 


Pais of beir 

v bollis. 


Rental 1594. 

off ti)c Botofjoussts brgmnantt tl)r wrtr of <Soti in, 
fours ro tv anD .vitti ijciris. 

Donald M'Ewin Wikeane and Johne Roye M'Intagart 


xx lib. 

xx b. aittis. 

i b. ii fs. 

viii lib. 

3 staine. 

3 staine. 

cnppill of new calfit 
ix stanis cheis. 

Item of teilbow aittis 

Off strenthe siluer 

Payand for aittis yeirlie 

And of beir 

Payand thairfoir 

Off salt butter 

Off fresche butter 

Payand yeirlie owt of ilk 

And fra M'Knie owt of Glennorquhaye 

Off new calfit kye that come fra M'Ewin Moir iiii. 

Off new calfit kye viiii. 

Off forrow kye xi quherof ane oxe. 

Off kye to the bull ii quherof i oxe. 

Off twa yeir auldis v quherof he i. 

Off yeir auldis iii. 

Off greit billis 
Off' martis fra M'Ewin i mart. 

Rental 1594. 


Item niair of yeir auldis he i. 

Item rnair gevin to thame of umquhile Johne M'Ewin 

Moiris i mart. 


Item they ar chargit with the kein of x new calfit kye, ilk cuppill 
payaud Dyne stanis cheis, iude xlv stenis. 


Donald Beg M'Keich and Duncane Roye M'Keich 

Off strenthe siluer xx lib. 

Off teilbow aittis x b. 

Payand thairfoir yeirlie xx b. aittis. 

Off beir i b. ii f. 

Payand thairfoir yeirlie viii lib. 

Off salt butter 3 staine. 

Off fresche butter 3 staine. 

Payand yeirlie owt of ilk cuppill off new calfit 
kye ix stanis cheis. 

Item thair come from Muldouich M'Ruv i new caluit 
kow and out of Corriegyle i new caluit kow, quhilkis 
wer deliuerit to the saidis personis, ii new caluit ky. 

Off new calfit kye x. 

Off forrowe kye xiiii quherof i ox. 

Off kye to the bull v quhairof ane hie. 

Off twa yeir auldis ii. 

Off yeir auldis iiii quhairof i hie. 



Rental 1594. 

Off greit bullis 

Attoure thai haue gottin of M'Ewin Moir of the wardis 

of greit ky ii. 

Item of yeir auldis i hie beist. 

Compt of Scheipe. 

Off milk yowis xix. 

Off auld weddirs xvii. 
Off twa yeir auld veddirs 

Off yeir auld weddirs iii. 

Off yeir auld yowis iii. 


Item thaye ar chairgit with the kem of x new calfit kye, ilk cuppill 

payand of cheis nyne stanis, inde xlv stanis. 


Johne Dow M'Keich 

Off strenthe siluer x lib. 

Off teilbowe aittis iiii b. 
Payand thairfoir yeirlie 

Off beir i boll. 
Payand thairfoir yeirlie 

Off salt butter 3 staine. 

Off fresche butter 3 staine. 
Payis yeirlie owt of ilk cuppill of new calfit 
kye ix stanis cheis. 

Rental 1594 


Item ane kow that come out of Eddirveneach of the 
bouhous and ane uther gressume kow that com out 
of Laidcharrie deliuerit to the said Johne, 

ii new caluit ky. 

Off new caluit kye viii. 

Off forrow kye x. 

Off kye to the bull iii quhairof i hie. 

Off twa yeir auldis iiii quhairof i hie. 

Oft yeir auldis v quhairof thre hie. 

Off greit bullis 

Attoure of M'Ewin Moir's ky deliuerit of ky to the 
bull ii. 


Off milk yowis ix. 

Pay and out of ilk cuppill i lambe. 

Off yeir auld wedderis ii. 

Off yeir auld yowis ii. 


Item he is chairgit with the kein of ten new calfit kye, ilk cuppill 
payand of cheis nyne stainis, inde xlv stanis. 


Donald Ammonach M'Keich 
Off strenthe siluer 
Off teilbow aittis 
Payand thairfoir yeirlie 
Off beir 


Rental 1594. 

Payand thairfoir yeirlie 

Off salt butter 

Off freche butter 

Payis yeirlie out of ilk cuppill of new calfit 

kye ix stanis cheis. 

Item gevin to him of gressume kye that come out of 

Glenloquhay v new caluit ky. 

Off new calfit kye v. 

Off forrowe kye xii quhairof ii oxin. 

Off kye to the bull iii quhairof ii hie. 

Off twa yeir auldis iiii quhairof iii hie. 

Off yeir auldis iiii quhairof ii hie. 

Attoure he hes gottin of umquhile M'Ewin Moirs 

ky ii martis. 


Item jie is chairgit with the kein of ten new calfit kye, ilk cuppill 
payand ix stanis cheis, inde xlv stanis. 

Finlay Chrearar 

Off strenthe siluer xxxviii lib. xiii s. iiii d. 

Off teilbow aittis xv b. 
Payis yeirlie thairfoir xv b. aittis, and levand the grand 


Off beir ii b. 

Payand thairfoir yeirlie iiii lib. 

Off salt butter 3 staine. 

Rental 1594. 


Off fresche butter 

Payis owt of ilk cuppill of new calfit kye 
Item gevin to him of new caluit ky 
Off new calfit kye 
Off forrow kye 
Off kye to the bull 
Off twa yeir auldis 
Off yeir auldis 
Off greit bullis 
Attoure to him of thre yeir auldis quhilk wes M'Ewin 
Moiris in the warde ii oxin. 

3 staine. 
vii stanis. 

ii quhairof i hie. 

iiii quhairof hie ii. 



Compt of Scheipe. 
Off milk yowis 
Off auld weddirs 
Off yeild yowis 
Off yeir auld weddirs 
Off yeir auld yowis 





Item deliuerit mair to him of the gressume wedderis of 
Ardtollony be M'Arbrie Dow, anno Ixxxxiiii xvii. 


Item he is chairgit with the kein of aucht new calfit kye, ilk cuppill 
payand sevin stanis cheis, inde xxviii stanis. 


Gillespik M'Finlay 
Off strenthe siluer 
Off teilbow aittis 

vi b. 


Rental 1594. 

Payis yeirlie thairfoir 

Offbeir i boll. 

Payis yeirlie thairfoir 

Off fresche butter 3 staine. 

Off salt butter 3 staine. 

Payis yeirlie owt of ilk cuppill of new calfit 

kye viii stanis cheis. 

Item of ky that come to him v new caluit ky. 

Of new calfit kye v. 

Of forrowe kye ix. 

Off kye to the bull ii. 
Off tua yeir auldis that come fra umquhile M'Ewin 

Moir ii scho beistis. 
Off yeir auldis in his awin hand v quhairof hie thre. 

Compt of Scheipe. 

Off milk yowis vi. 

Off auld weddirs xiii. 

Off yeir auld veddirs ii. 

Off yeir auld yowis i. 


Item he is chairgit with the keyn of ten new calfit kye, ilk cuppill 

xl stanis. 

aucht stanis cheis, inde 

Johne M'Arbrie Dow 
Off strenthe siluer 
Off teilbow aittis 


iiii b. 

Rental 1594. 


Payand yeirlie thairfoir 

Payis yeirlie thairfoir 
Off salt butter 
Off fresche butter 

Payis yeirlie out of ilk cuppill 

i boll. 

3 staine. 
3 staine. 
of new calfit 
i x stun is cheis. 
Item he ressauit of ky out of Glendo- 

quhart ii new caluit ky. 

Off new calfit kye iii. 

Off forrow kye iiii. 

Off kye to the bull i. 

Off twa yeir auldis ii quhairof i hie. 

Off yeir auldis i. 

Off greit bullis 

Attoure to him of the gudis quhilk pertenit to umqu- 

hile M'Ewin Moir, of tua yeir auldis i scho beist. 

Item mair to him of yeir auldis i hie beist. 

Compt of Scheipe. 

Off milk yowis iiii. 

Off auld weddirs xii. 

Off yeir auld weddirs i. 

Off yeir auld yowis i. 


Item he is chairgit with the kein of fyif new calfit kye, ilk cuppill 
payand ix stanis cheis, inde xxii staine . 


Rental 1594. 

CLOCHEKANE half thairof. 

Gillemichaell Pudroche 
Off strenthe siluer 
Off teilbow aittis 
Payand thairfoir yeirlie 
. Offbeir 

Payand thairfoir yeirlie 

Off salt butter 

Off freche butter 

Payis yeirlie owt of ilk 


Off new calfit kye 
Off forrow kye 
Off kye to the bull 
Off twa yeir auldis 
Off yeir auldis 
Attoure he hes of kye that 


viii lib. 

ix b. 



XX S. 

i staine. 
ii quartis. 

cuppill of new calfit 

ix stanis cheis. 


xvi quhairof he ii. 

v quhairof he ii. 
v quhairof he i. 

ar not put on his scoir 
ii Inglis ky. 


Off milk yowis 

Off auld weddirs 

Off twa yeir auld weddirs 

Off yeir auld weddirs 

Off yeir auld yowis 



Rental 1594. 



Item he is chairgit with the kein of ten new calfit kye, ilk cuppill 

payand ix stanis cheis, inde xlv stanis. 

Wther half of CLOCHERANE. 
Patrik Pudroch 

Off strenthe siluer viii lib. 

Off teilbowe aittis ix b. 

Payis thairfoir yeirlie v lib. 

Off beir i boll. 

Payand thairfoir yeirlie xx s. 

ff salt butter i staine. 

Off fresche butter ii quartis. 

Payis owt of ilk cuppill of new calfit kye ix stanis cheis. 

Off new calfit kye 

Off forrowe kye 

Off kye to the bull 

Off twa yeir auldis 

Off yeir auldis 

Off greit bullis 

Off auld weddirs 
Off milk yowis 
Off yeir auld weddirs 
Off yeir auld yowis 




iiii quhairof he L 
v quhairof he i. 
v quhairof he iii. 




Item he is chairgit with the kein of ten new calfit kye, ilk cuppill 
payand of cheis nyne stanis, inde xlv stanis. 



Rental 1594. 

AUCHCLOCHINLUY half tbairof. 
Duncane Boye M'Weame 

Off strenthe siluer 
Off teilbow aittis 
Payis yeirlie thairfoir 
Off beir 

Payis yeirlie thairfoir 
Off salt butter 
Off fresche butter 

xiii lib. vi s. viii d. 

vi b. 

xii b. aittis. 

i quarter | quarter. 

Payis owt of ilk cuppill of new calfit kye 

vi stanis cheis. 

vi quhairof he ii. 


iii quhairof he i. 
iii quhairof he i. 


Off new calfit kye 
Off forrowe kye 
Off kye to the bull 
Off twa yeir auldis 
Off yeir auldis 
Off greit bullis 
Item fra Donald M'lllereoch i mart. 


Item he is chairgit with the kein of saxe new calfit kye, ilk cuppill 
payand of cheis saxe stanis, inde xviii stanis. 

Finlaye M'Ewin Wik Coull 
Off strenthe siluer 

Of teilbowe aittis vi b. 

Payis yeirlie thairfoir xii b. aittis. 

Rental 1594. 



Payis yeirlie thairfoir 

Off salt butter 

Off fresche butter i quarter quarter. 

Payis owt of ilk cuppill off new calfit kye vi stanis. 

Off new calfit kye that come fra M'Mesker 

Off new calfit kye 

Off forrowe kye 

Of kye to the bull 

Of twa yeir auldis 

Off yeir auldis 

Off greit buillis 


Item he is chairgit with the kein of four new calfit kye, ilk cuppill 
payand saxe stanis cheis, inde xii stanis cheis. 

Price of the stane xl s. inde xxiiii lib. 




iii quhairof he ii. 
iii quhairof he ii. 

BOITHWORNY half thairof. 
Patrik Roy M'Bean 

Off strenthe siluer liii s. iiii d. 

Off teilbowe aittis vii b. ii f. 

Payis yeirlie of aittis xv b. 

In siluer viii lib. 

Off beir i f. i peck. 

Payis yeirlie i boll beir, in siluer x s. 

Off salt butter i staine. 

Off fresche butter | staine. 


Rental 1594. 

Payis yeirlie owt of ilk cuppill of new calfit 
kye vii stanis . 

Off new calfit kye v. 

Off forrowe kye viii. 

Off kye to the bull that come fra Makintailzeoure i. 

Off twa yeir auldis iii quhairof ii hie. 

Off yeir auldis iiii. 

Off greit bullis i. 

Off foure yeir auld oxin ii. 

Item mair deliuerit to him efter the compt making of 
martis that come out of Menteith iii martis. 

Mair out of Clocherane of ii yeir auldis i scho beist. 

Mair out of Grlendoquhart ii martis. 

Item mair out of Botwornie i mart. 


Item he is chairgit with the kein of fyif new calfit kye, ilk cuppill pay- 
and of cheis sevin stanis ^ staine, inde, xviii stanis iii quarters. 

Wthir half of BOITHWORNY. 

Malcolme M'Queane 

Off strenthe siluer Iiii s. iiii d. 

Off teilbow aittis vii b. ii f. 

Payand thairfoir yeirlie xv b. in siluer viii lib. 

Off beir i f. i pek. 

Payand thairfoir yeirlie i boll beir, in siluer x s. 

Off salt butter i staine. 

Off fresche butter ^ staine. 

Rental 1594. 


Payand yeirlie owt of ilk cuppill of new calfit 


Off new calfit kye 
Off forrow kye 
Off kye to the bull 
Off twa yeir auldis 
Off yeir auldis 
Off greit bullis 


vii stanis . 

xiii quhairof i hie. 



iiii quhairof ii hie. 

Item he is chairgit with the kein of saxe new calfit kye, ilk cuppill 
payand of cheis vii stanis staine, inde xxii staine . 

EDDIRAVEMACH half thairoff. 
Gillespycht M'Mesker 
Off strenthe siluer 
Off teilbow aittis 
Payis thairfoir yeirlie 
Off beir 

Payis thairfoir yeirlie 
Off salt butter 
Off fresche butter 

Payis owt of ilk cuppill of new calfit kye 
Off new calfit kye that come fra him self 
Off new calfit kye 
Off forrow kye 
Off kye to the bull 

xlvi s. viii d. 
iii b. 
iii lib. 

X 8. 

iii quairters. 

vii stanis. 


x quhairof ane oxe. 

Off twa yeir auldis 

iiii quhairof he ii. 


Rental 1594. 

Off yeir auldis 
Off greit bullis. 



Item he is chairgit with the kein of four new calfit kye, ilk cuppill 
payand of cheis sevin stanis, inde xiiii stanis cheis. 

Wthir half of EDIRAVEMACH. 
Finlay Dow M'Worriche 

Off strenthe siluer xlvi s. viii d. 

Off teilbow aittis iii b. 

Payis yeirlie thairfoir iii lib. 

Off beir ii f. 

Payis thairfoir yeirlie x s. 

Off salt butter iii quairttis. 

Off fresche butter 

Payis owt of ilk cuppill off new calfit kye vii stanis. 

Off new calfit kye iii quhairof fra himself i. 

Of forrowe kye 

Off kye to the bull 

Off twa yeir auldis 

Off yeir auldis 

Off great bullis 

Item to him out of Erich 

Item fra M'lllegirf out of Blairska 


Item he is chairgit with the kein of thre new calfit kye, ilk cuppill 
payand of cheis vii stanis, inde x stanis | stane. 


ii he quhairof ane oxe. 

ii martis. 
i mart. 

Rental 1594. 

EYICH half thairof. 
Johne M'Necaird 

Off strenth siluer x lib. 

Off teilbowe aittis vii b. 

Payis thairfoir yeirlie vii lib. 

And to leif in stock at his furthe passing upone the 

grund xxi b. 
Off beir 

Payis thairfoir yeirlie 

Off salt butter i staine. 

Off fresche butter staine. 

Payis yeirlie owt of ilk cuppill off new calfit 

kye vii stanis cheis. 

Off new calfit kye v. 

Off forrowe kye xv quhairof he i. 

Off kye to the bull iiii. 

Off twa yeir auldis iiii quhairof he ii. 

Off yeir auldis iiii quhairof he ii. 
Off greit bullis. 


Item he is chairgit with the kein of fyif new calfit kye, ilk cuppill 

payand vii stanis cheis, inde xvii stanis . 

Price of the stane xl s., inde xxxv lib. 

Wther half of EYICH. 
Nicoll M'Mesker 

Off strenthe siluer x lib. 


Rental 1594. 

Off teilbow aittis vii b. 

Payis thairfoir yeirlie vii lib. 
And to leif in stouk upone the grand at his furthe 

passing xxi b. 
Off beir 

Payand thairfoir yeirlie 

Off salt butter | staine. 

Off fresche butter staine. 

Payis yeirlie out of ilk cuppill off new calfit 

kye vii stanis cheis. 
Off new calfit kye that come out of Glenurquhaye vi. 

Off new calfit kye ii. 

Off forrowe kye xvii. 

Off kye to the buill iiii quhairof he i. 

Off twa yeir auldis 
Off yeir auldis 
Off greit bullis 





Item he is chairgit with the keiu of aucht new calfit kye, ilk cup- 
pill payand vii stanis cheis, inde xxviii stanis. 
Price of the stane xl s., inde Ivi lib. 
Item for aittis this instant yeir vii lib. 
Summa of the haill rest foirsaid iii xx iii lib. 


M'Kessane Moir 

Off strenthe siluer 

x lib. xiii s. iiii d. 

Rental 1594. 


Off teilbow aittis 
Payis thairfoir yeirlie 
Off beir 

Payis thairfor yeirlie 
Off salt butter 
Off fresche butter 
Payis yeirlie owt 

Off new calfit kye 
Off forrowe kye 
Off kye to the bull 
Off twa yeir auldis 
Off yeir auldis 


v b. meill. 
i furlot. 
i boll beir. 

of ilk cuppill of new calfit kye 
vi stanis cheis. 

viii quhairof ane he. 

iii quhairof he i. 
iii quhairof he i. 
Item mair deliuerit to him eftir the comptis making that 
come fra Margaret luen Ewin wedo in Ardtollony relict of 
Maknee ii martis. 

Item to him that come fra M'lllereoch in Tullich, i mart. 


Item he has of milk yowis v. 

Item of yeir auld yowis L 

Item of yeir auld weddirs i. 


Item he is chairgit with the kein of saxe new calfit kye, ilk cuppill 
pay and of cheis saxe stanis, inde xviii stanis, price of the stane xl s., 
inde xxxvi lib. 



Rental 1594. 

Johne M'Kinlaye M'Cullein 

Off strenth siluer xiii lib. vi s. viii d. 

OS teilbow aittis vii b. 

Payand thairfoir yeirlie of aittis xiiii b. 

Extending to vii b. meill, the boll v lib. vi s. viii d., inde 

xxxvii lib. vi s. viii d. 
Off salt butter 

Payand owt of ilk cuppill of new calfit kye, vii stanis cheis. 
Off new calfit kye iii. 

Off forrowe kye vi. 

Off twa yeir auldis ii. 

Off yeir auldis ii. 

Off greit bullis that come fra Finlaye Dowe M'Crarthe, i. 


Item he is chairgit with the kem of thre new calfit kye, ilk cuppill 
payand vii stanis cheis, inde x staine ^ staine. 

Johne Beoche and Allester M'Walstoune 

Payis at Midsymmer and Andersmes, xiii lib. vi s. viii d. 

Item thai haif of auld woddirs 


Item he hes of auld weddirs 



Rental 1594 



AUCHINCHGALDEN ane quairter thairof. 
Johne Bane M'Chale 
Off strenthe silucr 
Off teilbowe aittis 
Payand thairfoir yeirlie 
Off beir 

Payand thairfoir yeirlie 
Off salt butter 

v lib. vi s. viii d. 
iiii b. 

iiii b. meill. 
ii pekis. 
ii f. beir. 
i quairt. 

Off frescbe butter 
Payis yeirlie owt of 

ilk cuppill of new calfit 
vii stanis cheis. 

vii quhairof he i. 

ii quhairof i hie. 


Off new calfit kye 

Off forrow kye 

Off kye to the bull 

Off twa yeir auldis 

Off yeir auldis 

Off greit buillis 

Item mair that come out of Eyich ii martis. 


Item the said Johne is chairgit with the cane of sex new caluit kye, 
ilk coupill payand vii stanis, extending to xxi stanis, price of the stane 
xl s., inde xlii lib. 

The secund quairter AUCHINCHGALDEN. 
Malcolme M'Hale 

Off strenthe siluer v lib. vi s. viii d. 


Rental 1594. 

Off teilbowe aittis 
Payis yeirlie thairfoir 
Off beir 

Payis thairfoir yeirlie 
Off salt butter 
Off fresche butter 

iiii b. 

iiii b. meill. 

ii pekis. 

ii furlottis. 

thrid of ane staine. 

ii quairttis. 

Payis owt of ilk cuppill of new calfit kye, vii Btanis cheis. 
Off new calfit kye vi. 

Off forrowe kye viii. 

Off kye to the bull i. 

Off twa yeir auldis ii quhairof i he. 

Off yeir auldis iii quhairof i he. 

Off greit buillis 

Item to thame that come out of Eyich ii mairtis. 

Item restis on him iiii mairtis. 


He is chargit with the cane of vi new caluit ky, ilk coupill vii stanis, 
extending to xxi stanis cheis, price of the stane xl s., inde, xlii lib. 

The thrid quairter AUCHINCHALDEN. 
M'Olchallum Buy 

Off strenthe siluer 
Off teilbow aittis 
Payis thairfoir yeirlie 
Off beir 

Payis thairfoir yeirlie 
Off salt butter 

Rental 1594 

Off fresche butter 

Payis owt of ilk cuppill of new calfit kye 

Off new calfit kye vi 

Off forrowe kye viii quhairof i hie. 

Off kye to the bull ii quhairof i hie. 

Off twa yeir auldis it 

Off yeir auldis iit 

Off greit buillis 

Item mair to him out of Eyich ii ruartia. 


Item fra him be Calderis sone and M'Gregoure, v mairtis. 
Item be thame fra him of thre yeir auldis i ox. 

Item mair be thame of yeir auldis i scho beist. 

Item slane be the wolf of tua yeir auld queyis i. 

Price thairof xxvi s. viii d. 

Nota. Item M'Gregour and Calderis sone tuik fra the bow 
men of Auchainchalden ix mairtis. 
And that by uther spulzie 


Item he is chairgit with the cane of vi new caluit ky, ilk coupill 
vii stanis, extending to xxi stanis, price of the stane xl s., inde 

xlii lib. 

ARIBEANE half thairof. 
Johne M'llleverchan 

Off strenthe siluer x lib. xiii s. iiii d. 


Rental 1594. 

Off teilbowe aittis 

Payand thairfoir yeirlie 

Off beir 

Payand thairfoir yeirlie 

Off salt butter 

Off fresche butter 

Payis owt of ilk cuppill off 

Of new calfit kye 
Off forrowe kye 
Off kye to the bull 
Off twa yeir auldis 
Off yeir auldis 



\ staine. 
ii quairttis. 

new calfit kye yeirlie 
vii stanis cheis. 

xiii quhairof he i. 
v quhairof he i. 
v quhairof he i. 
v quhairof he i. 

Item he is chargit with the cane of x new caluit ky, ilk couppill 
vii stanis, extending to xxxv stanis, price of the stane xl s., inde 

iii xx x lib. 

Wthir half of ARIBEANE. 
Ewin M'Innwer 

Off strenthe siluer 

Off teilbow aittis ii b. 

Payand thairfoir yeirlie 


Payand thairfoir yeirlie 

Off salt butter 

Off fresche butter 

Rental 1594. 


Payand owt of ilk cuppill ot new calfit kye, vii stanis cheis. 

Off new calfit kye x. 

Of forrowe kye xvi. 

Off kye to the bull iiii quhairof he i. 

Off twa yeir auldis v. 

Off yeir auldis v. 
Off greit buillis 


Item he is chargit with the cane of ten new caluit ky, ilk coupill 
vii stanis, extending to xxxv stanis, price of the stane xl s., inde 

iii" x lib. 

BARREN half thairof. 
Johne M'lllemertein 
Off strenthe siluer 
Off teilbow aittis 
Payis thairfoir yeirlie 

Payis thairfoir yeirlie 
Off salt butter 
Off fresche butter 
Payis yeirlie owt off ilk cuppill 

xiii lib. vi s. viii d. 
xiii b. ii f. 
x b. meill. 

Off new calfit kye 
Off forrowe kye 
Off kye to the bull 

^ staine. 
ii quairttis. 
off new calfit 
vi stanis cheis. 

xvi quhairof he i. 



Rental 1594. 

Off twa yeir auldis 
Off yeir auldis 
Off greit bullis 

iiii quhairof he i. 
v quhairof he i. 


Item he is chargit with the cane of x new caluit ky, ilk coupill vi 

stanis, xxx stanis, price of the stane xl s., inde 



Wthir half of BARKEN. 
Johne M'lllenow M'Mesker 

Off strenthe siluer 
Off teilbow aittis 
Payis yeirlie thairfoir 

Payis thairfoir yeirlie 
Off salt butter 
Off fresche butter 
Payis owt of ilk 

Off new calfit kye 
Off forrow kye 
Off kye to the bull 
Off twa yeir auldis 
Off yeir auldis 
Off greit buillis 

ctippill of 

xiii lib. vi s. viii d. 
xiii b. ii f. 
x b. meill. 

i staine. 
ii quairtis. 

new calfit kye yeirlie 
v stanis cheis. 

iiii quhairof he i. 

iiii quhairof he ii. 

four quhairof he ii. 


Item he is chargit with the cane of x new caluit kye, ilk coupill vi 
stanis, inde xxx stanis, price of the stane xl s., inde iii** lib. 

Rental 1594. 



Jolme Dow M'Cullein 
Off strenthe siluer 
Off teilbow aittis 
Payand thairfoir yeirlie 

Payand thairfoir yeirlie 
Off salt butter 
Off fresche butter 

Payand owt of ilk cuppill of new calfit kye 
Off new calfit kye xii. 

Off forrow kye xii. 

Off kye to the bull 
Payand thairfoir yeirlie at Vitsondaye and Martymes be equall 

portionis xvi lib. 

Off buttir [and] cheis xii stanis. 

And gif the cheis be not sufficient, to paye for ewerie staine 
thairof i staine butter. 

Compt of Scheipe. 

Off milk yowis xl. 

Payand yeirlie owt of ilk cuppill ane lambe, and to uphald 


Item he hes of yeir auld scheipe xx. 

Item mair of yeir auld wedderis xv wedderis. 



Rental 1594. 


Williame M'Worche. 

Compt of Scheip. 

Item he hes in his handis of milk yowis xlix. 

Off yeld yowis xiii. 

Off kebbis xii. 

Off weddirs xxi. 

Off rammis i. 
Item deliuerit to him of yeir auld yowis that wer put out at 

Beltyne, anno Ixxxxiii, in lambis x. 

Item mair deliuerit to him of yeir auld wedderis that wer 

lambis the last yeir x. 

Donald M'Comy 

Off auld weddirs xliiii. 

Off milk yowis mi. 

Off yeld yowis i. 

Off yeir auld weddirs i. 

Off yeir auld yowis i. 

Item mair he hes of gersum weddirs of Glennorquhaye and 

Loirne quhilk Nicoll Moir delyuerit to him, viii. 

Gait in the half AUCHCLOCHINLUYE. 
Item of milk gait 
Payand owt of ilk cuppill 
Off yeir auldis 
Off buikis 


Rental 1594. 


KILLIN Scheipe. 
Johne Baine M'Clerich. 

Item he hes of auld weddirs x. 

Item mair delyuerit to him be M'Carbrie of the gersum 

weddirs xxiii. 

Item he hes of milk yowis. x. 

Off yeir auld weddirs iii. 

Off yeir auld yowis ii. 

Item mair he hes of the gersum weddirs of Glennorquhaye 
quhilk he resauit fra Nicoll Moir and M'Comie, xviii. 


Item of milk yowis 

Off auld weddirs iiii. 

Off the gersum weddirs of Loirne and Lochowe delyuerit to hir 

be Nicoll Moir 


Compt of Scheipe and Yowis sauld be Thomas Brovne in anno four- 
scoir and fourtein yens, as eftir followis. 

Item he sauld of yowis and weddirs, as Thomas Brovne his 

tikat beiris fiftie fyif. 

Extending in monie to xlvi hb. xvii s. iiii d. 
The Widowe at the Wodend. 

Item scho hes of gait this tua yeir viii. 

Off greit bukis i. 

Off yeir auldis iii. 


Rental 1594 

Compt of the gersum weddirs taine wpe at the west end of Lochtaye 
in anno Ixxxxiiii xxxviii 

Nota. Tullycht, Teiraye, and Dalgardie is not heir. 

Compt of the gersum weddirs in Artollanig xvii. 

Compt of the gersum weddirs at the eist end of Loch 
taye xxxiii. 

Compt of the gersum veddirs in Glennorquhaye liii. 

Compt of the gersum weddirs in Lochow xiii. 

Compt of the gersum weddirs in Loirne xviii. 

Compt of gersum weddirs in Drumquhein and Drumcastill 

Girs Cheis. 
Cambusmurrycht xl stanis. 

Price of the stane xxvi s. viii d., inde, liii lib. vi s. viii d. 

Off cheis xii stanis. 

Off buttir iiii stanis. 


Off butter iii stanis. 


Off cheis xii stanis. 

Kirk off Inchadin 

Off buttir iiii stanis. 

Compt of Male Martis. 

Glenurquhay vii. 

Lochaw vi. 

The foirsaidis martiss auld to Duncan M'Arbre for xii lib. the pece, 
summa iii xx xii lib. 

Rental 1594. 


The Westend of Lochtay. 

The male mart of Crannycht, i ; Kilterie, i ; Teirarthure, i ; Tullich 
and Dalgardie, i ; Auchmoir, i ; Clocherane, i ; Ardewnak, i. 

The Eistend of Lochtay. 

Item Tullich Wester, i ; The Craig, i ; Laikbuy, i ; Aucharne, i ; 
Eamony, i ; item Portbane, i ; item Pitmatik, i. 

Compt of the Merttis sauld be Thomas Brovne in anno fourscoir and 
fourtein yeris, as eftir followis, quyis, stirkis, and oxin. 

Item sauld be him the said yeir as this buik preceiding beiris at 
mair lenthe fourtie thre. 

Extending in monie to ii c xxviii lib. xii s. 

Compt of Merttis and Bullis sauld be Johne M'lllecrist WEssane the 
said yeir as followis. 

Item sauld to Patrik Purdie of bullis, i ; price vi lib. 

Item sauld be the said Johne, quhilk come fra Patrik Roye 
M'Veane, of oxin, i ; price vi lib. 

Item sauld quhilk come fra Patrik Roye M'Veane of bullis, i ; 
price vi lib. 

Item mair sauld be him to Johne M'Kinlaye W'Cullein of bullis, i ; 
price v lib. vi s. viii d. 

Summa of oxin and bullis, iiii ; extending in monye to 

xxiii Ub. vi s. viii d. 

Item resauit be the Laird fra Thomas Brovne of the scheipe siluer 
in Finlarig the xxiii of December 1595, xlvi lib. xvii s. iiii d. 


Rental 1594. 



Off greit meirris, xlvi ; off twa yeir auld hors, v ; off ane yeir auld 
hors, iii ; off ane yeir auld meirris, ii ; off coursouris, i. 


Off greit mearis, xxxviii ; off tua yeir auld horses, vi ; off yeir auld 
horses, ii ; off yeir auld mearis, vii ; off cursouris, ii. 



Item of great mearis slane be the wolf, iiii ; item of yeir auld horses 
slane be the wolf, i. 


Off greit meiris, ; off tua yeir auld hors, ; off yeir auld 
hors, ; off yeir auld meiris, 

Meiris in GLENLOCHIE. 
Patrik Roy M'Veane 

Off greit meirris, xxxvii ; off thrie yeir auld hors, ; off tua yeir 
auld hors, iii ; off yeir auld hors, ; off yeir auld meiris, iiii. 


Off greit meiris, ; off twa yeir auld hors, ; off yeir auld 
hors, ; off yeir auld meiris, 

Rental 1594 


Dougalle M'Onnochie vyer. 

Item he hes of greit meiris, ; off twa yeir auld hors, ; off yeir 
auld hors, ; off yeir auld meiris, 

Compt of Meirris in ARDEWNAK. 

Off greit meiris, ; off thre yeir auld hors, ; off twa yeir auld 
hors, ; off yeir auld meiris, 
Item mair ane siluer graye hors that come owt of Crochane, 


xxviii lib. 

Memorandum 1597. 

Wpone Friday, the penult day of Apryle, thair vas ane mekill gray 
meir, sprutit heydit, that gangis in Glenlochy, cwuerit with the mekil 
gray cursor that was the Kingis. 

And the same day, ane vther les meir of Glenlochie, of four yeirs auld, 
licht gray, quhyt faiceit, and panschmowit, cuverit with the lairdis gray 
amlan cursor. 

Uponethe fyft day of Maij, thair was ane brown pyat meir and ane 
myrk gray meir, baithe of Glenfinlas, loppin with the forsaid mekill 
quhyt cursor. 

And vpone the vj of Maij, ane vther gray meir, callit M'Nachtane, 
and ane ford meir of Colinis, loppin be the said quhyt cursor. 

Item, on the vij of Maij, ane litill gray meir that gangis in Glenfurd 
loch, quhyt taillit, ane quhyt meane, dapill gray, loppin with the yong 
lardis lyart cursor. 




BEGINNAND the tuentie [Eight] of Junii and spendit till the fyift of 
Julii. The Laird and Ladie present, my Lord Bothwall, the Erie 
Monteth, my Lord Inchecraiffiray, with sindrie uther strangeris. 

Enterit off meill, xii b. i f. 2 p. ; inde of braid, xvi c iii". ; summa 
spendit of braid, xvi c - ; quhairof thair was restand of the last oulkis 
compt, xii^ xiiii. ; sua restis of the entressis of braid in this oulk and 
the rest togither, xv 33 xiiii b. 

Enterit off malt fra Makpaull Duy, v b. ; and fra Mik Achrerar, x f. ; 
inde of best aill m xx ga. ; and of housald aill, iii" ga. 

Enterit of hoistler aill fra Donald Grorme, ix ga. ; and fra Alester 
Miller, xii ga. ; fra Thomas Litster, xvii ga. ; fra Johne Makgibboun, 
xv ga. ii quartis ; and fra Alester Makdonaquhy, xii ga. ; fra Makin- 
tailzeour, iiii ga. 

Summa spendit of best aill, iiii xx ga. ; of restis of the last oulk compt, 
iii xx ga. ; summa spendit of housald aill, iii xx xvii ga. ii quartis ; 
quhairof thair was restand of the last, nihill ; sua restis of the entressis 

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of best aill in this oulk and the last togither, xx ga. ; and of housald 
aill, xxxii ga. 

Attour of extraordiner meill to Johne Makgregour, ii p. ; off meill 
to my Lord Bothwallis horse, ii p. ; and to the raairtis puddeinis, ii lip. ; 
and to the dogis, i lip. ; and to ane uther mairtis puddeinis, iii lip. 

Summa of victual! in meill and malt ordiner, the said oulk,xxii b. ii p. ; 
sumrna of victuall ordiner and extraordiner, xxii b. ii fs. ii p. 

Enterit and coft in Sanct Johnestoun of flour, i b. ; and of quhyit 
braid, iiii doz. 

Enterit and coft out of Dundie of wyne, iiii robbouris ; conteinand 
of ga., xvi. 

Enteirit off spyceis and sueit meattis that com out of Dundie fra 
William Rollok, off saiffroune, i quarter vnce ; off maissis ii vnce ; 
spice off ginger, iiii vnce ; off peper, i lib. ; off raisingis of 
cuire, i pund; off ploumdames, 3 stane xvi d. ; ane succour 
leafe veyand 

Sunmia spendit of auld cheis ordiner, i stane ; off headis, iiii ; 
sum ma of new cheis ordiner, xix stane ; off headis, iiii" ; sumrna of 
new cheis extraordiner, nihil ; off buttir, iiii s(tane.) 

Laidiner Expensis. 

Off salt beif, half ane mart, iii tailzeis ; conteining of tailzeis, xxiii. 

Enterit of martis that come fra Johne Moir Makkessen in Inueroqu- 
hairt, ii ; and fra Johne Makmesker in Craigryray, i. ; and fra Patrik 
Makni out of the eich, of drauchte martis that brak hir leg, i. 

Attour fra him of stirk of tua yeir auld bygane that com in dead 


Household Books. 1590. 

to the place, i. ; attour fra Gillespik Makclairich in Eteravemach of 
dead draucht martis, i ; enterit mair that oulk of fed oxin, i. 

Spendit of fresche beif quhilk restit the last oulk, iii quarteris ; 
summa spendit of fresche beif, v mairtis and ane quarter. 

Enterit off wodderis fra Donald Makkerress in the wodend, iiii ; and 
fra Makarbrie Dow in Laidouer, ii ; and fra Finlay Chrearer of draucht 
scheip out of the Lurg, i ; and fra Johne Bane Makaclairich, i ; 
quhairof spendit, vi. 

Summa spendit of baikoun, 1 m. 

Summa spendit of auld Lochtay salmound, crop anno Ixxxvii and 
Ixxxviii, nihil. 

Enterit of new salmound fra Johne MakDoull out of Doquhairt, x ; 
summa spendit of new Lochtay salmound, anno fourscoir ten, viii \. ; 
enterit of Glenurquhay salmound that com out of Inuerraw fra 
Donald Makcoull, anno fourscoir and ten, iiii xx xiiii ; summa spendit 
of Glenurquhay salmound, xv ^. 

Summa spendit of hearing, iii c xliiii. 

Enterit of hard fische, that com out of the kilbarne of Ballach, xxiiii ; 
summa spendit of hard fische, xxi ; and of skait, ii. 

Laidiner Restis 

Off salt beife, half ane mart and sevin tailzeis ; off fresche beife, 
i mart iii quarteris ; off the quhilk thair was ane quarter tane to the 
Ballach ; sua restis of muttoun this oulk, ii ; off baikoun, xii tailzies, 
off auld Lochtay salmound, anno Ixxxvii, xli ; off Lochtay salmound, 
anno Ixxxviii, ix ; off new Lochtay salmound, anno fourscoir, and ten, 
xlv ^ ; off Glenurquhay salmound, xi xx viii ; off Lochfyne heiring, i m iiii ; 
off hard fische, xii. 

Household Books. 1 590. 



Beginnand the auchtein of September, quhilk day the Laird and 
Ladie come to hald hous in Ballach, and spendit to the tuentie 
sevint of the same. The Laird and Ladie present, the Laird of 
Tullibardin, the Laird of Abircarnie, the Bischop of Dunkelden, the 
tutour of Duncroub, the Laird of Inchebraikie, the Priour of Charter- 
hous, with sindrie uther cumeris and gangeris. 

Enterit and coft out of Perth be Thomas Broune off new hard fische 
! and deliuerit to Elspet Granger, xxviii doz. ; thairof of skait, iiii doz. ; 
off ling, iiii doz. ; off keilling, x doz. ; off seythis, x doz. 

Compt maid off the hervist expensis to Johne Andersoune of meill, 
malt, fische, flesche, and cheis, as the perticular compt thairof at 
mair lenth bearis betuix the xiii of August and the tuentie ane of 
September, as eftir followis. 

Off meill spendit upone the scheiring and leading and the greiffis, 
the said space, viii b. i f. ; off malt the said space and resauit fra Mak- 
paull Dow, iii b. ; off [ ] the said tyme, xxx m. ; off hearing the said 
tyme, ix c iiii" xi ; off hard fische the said space, xii |, quhairof thair 
was of the new hard fische, iii ; of auld cheis to the harvest the said 
tyme, iiii stane, conteining, xxi headis. 

Fra Elspet Granger: and of new cheis the said tyme to him, iiii stane ; 
off headis, xxiii ; mair spendit the said space be him fra the bowmen 
of cheis, vi stane i quarter ; conteining of headis, xlix. 


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Compt maid at Ballach the tuentie of October off the liaill expensis 
of meill, malt, flesch, fische, mertis, woddiris, buttir and cheis, 
wyne and spiceis, and all the vther furnessing spendit in Ballach 
and Finlarg, betuix the nynteine of October in anno fourscoir and 
nyne, and the tuentie of October in anno fourscoir and ten oulklie, 
perticularlie, ordineris and extraordineris, as the dyet compt of 
the same at lenth bearis, as eftir followis. 


Off rneill spendit ordinarie in Ballach the said yeir, iiii xx v b. i f. iii lip. ; 
off meill extraordiner in Ballach the said yeir, xlvi b. ii f. iii p. ii lip. ; 
off meill ordiner in Finlarg the said yeir, vi xx xv b. i f. ; off meill extra 
ordiner thair the said yeir, xxx b. i f. iii p. ii lip. 

Summa of meill spendit ordiner in Finlarg and Ballach the said yeir, 
xi xx bollis ii f. iii lip. ; summa of meill extraordinarie the said yeir in 
Finlarg and Ballach, iii xx xviii b. iii p. ; summa of the haill meill 
spendit ordinarie and extraordinarie in Ballach and Finlarg the said 
yeir, xiiii^ xvii b. ii f. iii p. iii lip. 

Attour of meill fra the millar Makpaull out of the milne of Ballach 
to Makmesker gardiner, v b. ; mair of meill extraordiner be the said 
miller for wining of eldein to the place, iiii b. 

Attour of horse cornis resauit be Johne Andersoun out of the mainis 
of Ballach, Iii b. i f. ; extending in rneill to xxvi b. ii p. ; attour of 
horse cornis resauit fra the tennentis of Calleloquhan be Johne 
Andersoun and Donald Makkeissak, as thair compt thairof bearis, 
xxxviii b. ; extending in meill to xix b. ; off horse cornis tane to 

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Finlarg send to Sanct Johnestoun and to the Ladie Laweris, 
xvii bollis ; extending in rneill to viii b. 2 f. ; off corne out of the 
barnis to Maklinow and Maklivoime for wining of eldein to the 
brewhous, iii b. 2 f. ; extending in meill to vii f. ; mair fra the miller 
of Edirgoll to Maklinow and Maklivorie for wining of eldein to the 
place, iii b. 

Summa of the halle meiil spendit, ordinarie and extraordinarie, in 
Ballach and Finlarg, the said yeir, extendis to xviii" iii b. i p. iii lip. ; 
quhairof fra the tennentis, nyne scoir auchtein bollis, iii f. ii p. ; inair 
of coft meill, vi" xvii b. ii f. ; attour of meill coft out of Wemis, viii b. ; 
and out of the Lairdis awin mainis, xxvi b. iii f. iii p. i lip. 


Off malt fra Makpaull Dow spendit in Ballach and Finlarg the said 
yeir, viii" xvi b. i f. : quhairoff auld malt iii" xiiii b. i f. ; and fra the 
tennentis, Iii b. ii f. ; mair out of Drumnagerse, iiii b. i f. ; inair fra 
Johue Makinnair, xiii b. iii f. ; and fra Makmesker out of the barnis, 
xxxv b. 

Off malt fra Makachrerar maltman and spendit in Finlarg the said 
yeir, xvii b. : quhairof auld malt, ii b. i f. iii p. ; mair gevin be him to 
Litster, ii b. ; and to Alester Makonaquhy to brew to the place in aill, 
vi f. ; quhairof he resauit fra the tennentis, xxi b. 2 f. ; and the pectis 
quhilk drew, iii f. iii p. iii lip. 

Off oistler [aill] spendit in Ballach that com fra Christen Stamens, 
xxvii ga. ; off malt to , ii b. i f. i p. 

Off oistler [aill] spendit the said yeir in Finlarg fra sic persounes as 


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the oulklie compt bearis, v xx xi ga. ii quartis ; extending in malt 
to vi b. iii f. iii p. ii lip. 

Off beir to the kitcheing fra Makpaull in Ballach the said yeir, 
iii f. iii p. ; and fra Makmesker to the kitcheing of Ballach, i b. i f. 

Off bear to the kitcheing of Finlarg fra Makachrerar, iii f. ; and fra 
Duncane Makthomas, i b. 

Summa of the haill malt spendit in Ballach and Finlarg, togither 
with the compt of oistler aill and bear to the kitcheing, ten scoir vi b. 
i f. iii p. ii lip. 

Summa of the haill victuall spendit in Ballach and Finlarg the said 
yeir extendis to xxviii xx ix b. ii f. i p. i lip. ; extending in chalderis to 
xxxv chalderis nyne bollis tua firlattis ane pect ane lippie. 

Laidner expensis. 

Off auld salt beife in Ballacli the said yeir, ii martis ; and of new 
salt beife, xi martis iii quarteris m. ; off fresche beife spendit in 
Ballach the said yeir, xviii martis ; and of stirkis. vii. 

Of salt beife spendit in Finlarg the said yeire, xiiii martis ; and of 
fresche martis spendit in Finlarg the said yeir, xxxiii martis ; and of 
stirkis the said yeir thair, ix. 

Summa of the haill martis fresch and salt spendit in Ballach and 
Finlarg the said yeir, iii xx xiii martis iii quarteris ii m. ; and of stirkis 
in Ballach and Finlarg the said yeir, xvi. 

Summa of the swyne spendit in Ballach and Finlarg the said yeir, xx. 

Off woddiris fra Makevin in Drumturk of his awin, xxv ; and off 
scheip quhilkis he gat to keip, v ; off yowis fra Alester Makthomis 
and spendit in Ballach the said yeir, xiiii ; off woddiris fra Johne 

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Roy Makthorais and spendit in Ballach the said yeir, xxiii ; off yowis 
fra Andro Areach and spendit in Ballach, ii ; off woddiris fra 
Makniche in Calleloquhane the said yeir in Ballach, i ; off woddiris fra 
Makcarbrie Dow and spendit in Ballach, i ; and of yowis, i ; and in 
Finlarg fra him, ii woddiris ; off woddiris fra Gillespik Makinlay in 
Ballach and Finlarg, ii ; off woddiris fra Makacherar in Finlarg the 
said yeir, ii ; and of yowis in Ballach and Finlarg the said yeir fra 
him, iiii ; off yowis out of Pitmatick, v ; off wodderis fra Makessen in 
Finlarg the said yeir, iiii ; and of yowis fra him thair, ii ; off woddiris 
fra Donald Makerres in Finlarg the said yeir, xiii ; off woddiris out of 
Auchlochinluy fra Duncane Roy Makbaine, xxvii ; and of yowis fra 
him the said yeir, iii ; off woddiris fra Gillemichell Pudrach in Fin 
larg, iii ; off woddiris fra Makinstalker in Finlarg the said yeir, ane ; 
off woddiris fra Johne Bane Makclairich in Finlarg, xxviii ; off woddiris 
fra Makavicker Roy in Finlarg the said yeir, v ; and of woddiris fra 
him that yeir, ii ; off present woddiris spendit in Ballach and Finlarg 
the said yeir, xx ; and of vnlaw voddiris, iiii. 

Summa of halle woddiris and yowis spendit in Ballach and Finlarg 
the said yeir, ix M xix. 

Of auld Lochtay salmound spendit in Ballach and Finlarg the said 
yeir, liiii ; of new Lochtay salmound spendit in Ballach and Finlarg 
the said yeir, Ii 5 ; off new Lochtay salmound gevin extraordiner at 
the lairdis command, viii ; summa of Glenurquhay salmound in 
Ballach and Finlarg, ordiner and extraordiner, the said yeir, 
iii c xxx. 

Summa of the haill salmound. spendit in Finlarg and Ballach, 
ordiner and extraordiner, the said yeir, iiii c xxiii . 


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Summa of hearing spendit in Finlarg and Ballach, ordiner and 
extraordiner, the said yeir, xiiii m ix xiiii. 

Attour giffin to the Ladie Laweris and utheris of hearing, iii c 

Summa of hard fische spendit the said yeir in Balloch and 
Finlarg, xxix doz. vi 4. 

Off auld cheis ordiner in Ballach the said yeir, xliii stane ; off 
headis, ii c xxxvii ; off auld cheis extraordiner in Ballach the said 
yeir, xli stane i quarter iii pundis ; off headis, v xx iiii ; off auld cheis 
ordiner in Finlarg the said yeir, iiii" stane ii quarters ii pundis ; off 
headis, v c xxxvii ; off auld cheis extraordiner in Finlarg the said yeir, 
xvi stane ii pundis ; off headis, iiii xx xviii ; off new cheis ordiner in 
Finlarg the said yeir, i c v stane ; off headis, v c ix ; off new cheis extra- 
ordiuer in Finlarg the said yeir, xl stane ane quarter and tua pund ; 
off headis, ii c xi ; off new cheis ordiner in Ballach the said yeir, ix 
stane ; off headis, xli ; off new cheis extraordiner in Ballach the said 
yeir, xxix stane, quhairof Johne Andersoun resauit out of the bowis 
vi stane i quarter : off headis, i c xxviii, quhairof of Johne Andersounis 
vi stane i quarter, quhilk com out of the bowis ; of headis, xlix. 

Summa of auld cheis spendit ordiner and extraordiner in Ballach 
and Finlarg the said yeir, i c iii xx i stane thre pund ; summa of 
headis, i m xxxvi. 

Summa of new cheis ordiner and extraordiner in Ballach and 
Finlarg the said yeir, i iiii xx iii stane i quarter ii pund ; off 
headis, vii c iiii xx ix. 

Summa of the haill cheis new and auld ordiner and extraordiner in 
Ballach and Finlarg the said yeir, iii c xxiiii stane tua quarteris i 
ptmd, conteining of headis ane thowsand viii c v. 

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Off auld buttir spendit ordiner in Ballach the said yeir, xii stane 
i quarter ; off auld buttir spendit ordiner in Finlarg the said yeir, 
xxvii stane iii quarteris ; off auld buttir spendit extraordiner in Finlarg 
the said yeir, iiii stane ; off new buttir spendit in Ballach the said 
yeir, iii stane ; and extraordiner, i stane. 

Summa of buttir ordiner and extraordiner in Ballache and Finlarg 
the said yeir, xlviii stane i quarter. 

Mair spendit of Menteith cheis the said yeir, xvi ; off quhyit braid 
spendit the said yeir in Ballach and Finlarg, xxv doz. x braid ; off flour 
spendit in Ballach and Finlarg the said yeir, iii b. ii f. ii p. 

Item giffin for spiceis and confectiounis the said yeir, liiii lib. iii s. vi d. 

Off auld wyne spendit in Ballach and Finlarg the said yeir, ; 

item spendit in Ballach of claret wyne, ii ponciounis and ane half ; 
off quhyit wyne, i poncioun ; of clareit wyne barekins spendit in 
Finlarg, ii ; off new wyne spendit in Finlarg, iiii robouris ; coft of 
new wyne in Ballach the said yeir, of ponciounis viii ; quhairof of 
clairet wyne, vi ; price of the tune, vii xx viii pundis ; and of quhyt 
wyne, ii ; mair of Spanis wyne, ii barrekinis, price xxxiiii lib. ; mair 
of Inglis beir, i barrell, price of the beir, vii lib., quhilk was spendit 
in Finlarg ; quhairof thair geid ane poncioun of claret wyne to Finlarg 
quhilk is tua pairt rune ; spendit of new wyne in Balloch the said yeir, 
half poncioun. 


Off new claret vyne, iiii ponciounis and ane half ; off quhyit wyne 
ponciounis, ii ; of Spainifi wyne, i rowbour and ane half ; mair of wyne 



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vlet, i rowbour ; and of auld Spainis wyne, half robour ; mair of vyna- 
gar, half robour ; mair restand in Finlarg, half poncioun. 


Off salt beif, v martis | ; off new Lochtay salmound, iii ; of Glenur- 
quhay salmound, i ; of Westsie hearing, ii m vii c xxxiiii ; of new hard 
fische, xxviii doz. ; of auld skait, xii. 


Of salt beife, nihill ; off baikoun, iii m. ; of Lochtay salmound, anno 
four scoir and sevin, xli ; of Lochtay salmound, anno four scoir and 
nyne, ix. ; of new Lochtay salmound, anno four scoir and nyne, xxxviii ; 
of Glenurquhay salmound, v xx xiiii ; of hard fische, xvi. 

FINLAIRG. 1591-92. 

Beginnand the v of Martche and spendit to the xii of the samyn, the 
Laird [and] the Lady being present with thair houshald, the auld Laird 
of Lawaris and young Laird and servandis, Gregour M'Kein his wyfe 
and servandis, with the Clane G-regor cumand and gaingand all the 
oulk, with Lochabir men com to the Laird Allister Menzeis, with 
mony wtheris cumaris and gangaris. 

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FlNLAIRG. 1591-92. 

Beginnand the xii of Martche and spcndit to the xix of the samyn, 
the Laird and the Lady being present, the aid Laird and young 
Laird of Lawaris, Arsbald Dow Gregour M'Ein, his servandis, Andro 
Toschocht, Henry Primroiss, the Laird of Lochinzell, his servandis, the 
Laird M'Knab, Robert Stewart, the meissounis virking, the maill 
makaris, with cuntre men, carage men, with the Clan Gregour, with 
niony cumaris. 

FINLAIRG 1591-92. 

Beginnand the xix of Martche and spendit to the xxvi of the same, 
the Laird [and] the Lady with thair houshald being present, the Laird of 
Lochabir and his companny, the Laird of Lochinzell.and his servandis, 
Duncane Abrache, Allister Schorache, thair company, Johne Roy 
Campbell, Johne Roy M'Knab, Arsbald Dow, thair servandis, with 
varkmen, cumaris and gangeris, and folkis com vith presenttis. 

FINLAIRG. 1592. 

Beginnand the ix of Aprylle and spendit to the xvi of the samyne, 
the Laird and the Lady being present, my Lord and my Lady Mon- 
teithe, my Lord Justice and thair servandis, Colleine Campbell of 
Baquhidder and his servandis, Duncane Abrache and his servandis, 
the wrichtis wirkand, Andro Toscheocht of Monze and his gud sone 
and thair servandis, the minister M'Cawlay, the foullaris, James 
Menzeis, with mony utheris cumaris and gangaris. 


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FlNLARG. 1621. 

Beginnand on Sonday the xxiiii day of Marche to Sonday the first 
day of Apryll 1621. The Laird and Lady, beirnis, and haill houshaild 
presentt the said space, the yowng Laird present ane nicht, Archibald 
Leiche off Craigintariwe tua nichtis, the Lady of G-lenfalloch and hir 
companie presentt ane nicht, quorriaris, messons, glasin wrichtis, wark 
foilkis, with sindrie wtheris commeris and goeris. 

Enterit of meill fra Jonnat Neinanguss to serue the house the said 
space, iii bollis i p. iii lip. ; quhairof cam of breaid, xxvi xx vii breaid ; 
restit of breaid the last dyat, iii xx breaid ; inde of breaid, xxix xx vii 
breaid ; spendit of breaid, xxiii xx vii breaid ; restis off breaid, vi xx breaid. 

Enterit of malt out of the malt loft of Finlarg and browin be 
Walter Battisone brouster of the said place, iii bollis malt ; quhairof 
cam of best aill, xxx galls. ; and of houshaild aill, xxx galls. ; restit of 
best aill the last dyat, Ii galls. ; and of houshaild aill, xxx galls. ; inde 
of best aill, iiii xx i galls. ; inde of househaild aill, iii^ galls. ; spendit of 
best aill, xx galls. ; spendit of houshaild aill, xxii gals. ; restis of best 
aill, iii xx i galls. ; restis of houshaild aill, xl galls. 

Summa of meill, ii bollis iii firlottis; summa of malt, ii bollis ii peckis; 
summa of meill and malt ouerheid this weik, iiii bollis, iii f. ii peckis ; 
extraordiner meill, nichell. 

Ordiner cheis to the pantrie, of cheis iii stanis ; and of butter to 
the pantrie, i staine. 

Extraordiner cheis : item gewin Dauid Leischeman smytht at 
the calsay end of Stirlwing, of cheis, i staine ; item gewin Dauid 
Haidman the dyik bigger, of cheis, i quarter. 

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Ladner Expenssis. 

Off new salt beiff, i quarter iiii rneiss ; off reik henis, xxii ; off salt 
salmond, xv ; of gray hering, iii c ; off reid hering, xxx ; of keiling, i. 

Enterit of swyne fra Donald M'Nacaird in Genlochay, i ; inde in 
i tailzeis, xxi. 

Enterit off beir fra Johne Dow M'Olaine, i peck. 

Laidner Restes. 

Off auld salt beiff, ii marttis i quarter ; of new salt beiff, ix marttis 
i quarter viii meiss ; of auld salt braine, ix meiss ; of new salt braine, 
vi" x meiss ; off salt salmond, xxiii ; of gray hering, v m iiii ; off reid 
hering, i m ix c xxx ; off keilling, xliii ; off ling, iiii ; of skait, iii ; off 
reistit hames, iiii ; of reistit mwttone ii quarteris ; off reistit lowings, 
xviii ; off reistit salmond, i. 

FINLARG. 1621. 

Beginnand on Sonday the saxt of Maii 1621 to Sonday the xiii of 
the said monethe. The Laird, Lady, beirnis, and haill houshaild 
presentt the said space, the Erie of Atholle and his eompanie ane nicht, 
the yownge Laird and his eompanie presentt thrie nichtis, Mr. Dauid 
Prymrois and his brother presentt thrie nichtis, Archibald Campbell 
Laweris brother and his eompanie presentt ane nicht, quorriaris, 
inessons, wark foilkis, with sindrie wtheris commeris and goeris. 


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Beginnand on Sonday the xxvi day of Agust 1621 to Sonday the 
second of September. The Laird, Lady, bernis, and haill houshaild 
present the said space, the Constabill of Dwndie and his tua sons 
and their companeis presentt tua nichts, the Laird of Glenlyone and 
his Lady tua nichts, the young Laird tua nichts, Eobert of Glenfalloch 
and his foilkis ane nicht, the Laird of M'Farlane and his companie 
tua nichts, the Barone of Argatie ane nicht, Johne M'Clagan and 
M'Neill tua nichts, wark foilkis, with commeris and goeris. 

BAL LOCH. 1621. 

Beginnand the secund day of December 1621 to Sonday the nynt 
of December 1621. The Lairdis of Drum elder and younger, the 
Laird of Glenbervie, the Laird of Bamff, the Laird of Pitfoddellis, the 
Laird of Lathes, the Laird of Inchemarten, the Laird of Glenlyoun, 
the Laird of Keillour, Robert* Campbell of Glenfalloche, the Lady 
Weyine, the Lady Comrie, the Lady Edunampbell, the Lady Glenlyoun, 
with thair heall companey and boyis, being all present the space of 
thrie nichtis, at the mareage of the Lairdis secund dochter upone 
Robert Irwing of Feddrat, secund sone to the Laird of Drwme, 
[married Tysday 4 December] with the haill houshald, the said space, 
and sindrie utheris cummeris and goeris. 

Enterit of ineill fra Jonat Neinangus to serve the hous the said 
space, iii b. iii p. ii lip. ; quhairof came of bread, xxvii xx v bread ; restit of 

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bread the last dyat, vi bread ; inde of bread, i m iii xx v bread ; spendit 
of bread, ix c xv bread ; restis of bread, viii" x. 

Enterit of meill quhilk wes baikin in bread to the horses, ii b. ii f. 
ii p. ii lip. ; quhilk is all spendit : eque. 

Enterit of malt fra George Dow maltman, and browin in the place 
of Balloch be James Huttoim broustar, iii b. ; quhairof came of best 
aill xxx galls. ; and of houshald aill, xxx galls. ; restit of best aill the 
last dyat, vii xx galls. ; inde totalis of best aill, viii" x galls. ; restit 
the last dyet of houshald aill, ix M i gall. ; inde totalis of houshald 
aill, x xx xi gall. ; spendit of best aill, v" x gallons ; spendit of hous 
hald aill, iiii xx galls. ; restis of best aill, iii galls. ; restis of houshald 
aill, v xx i gall. 

Summa of meill, ix b. iii f. ii p. ; quhairof wes baikin to the horses, 
ii b. ii f. ii p. ii lip. ; summa of malt, ix b. ii f. ; summa both of meill 
and malt overheid spendit this weik extendis to xix bolls i firlot ii 
peckis ; extraordiner meill to the kitchin, ii lip. ; item to the 
blood, i lipe. 

Ordiner cheis to the pantrie, iiii stanis ii quarteris i pund ; extra 
ordiner cheis to Mr. Thomas Glas mmister, i stane ; item to Johnne 
Boyd cuik in Gairintillie, of cheis i stane ; item to James Dow, of 
cheis i stane. 


Ladnar Expenssis. 

Enterit of mairtis tane up fra Gillechriste M'Indoctor in Drum- 
turk tane up and comprysit for debt, i ; enterit of mairtis fra the guid- 

man of Glenno, i. 

Spendit of auld salt beiff, i mart ii quarteris ; of fresh beiff, iii 


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martis ii quarteris ; off wedderis, xxv ; of caponis, xx ; off pultrie, xl ; 
off geis, xxx ; off wyld geis, xii ; off brane, xii meiss ; off wennysoun, vi 
furtches; off raes, viii; off wyld foullis, pertrikis, and blakcokis, vii doz. ; 
of birssell foullis, iii ; off salt salmond, v ; off gray hearing, i ; off 
ling, ii ; off skeat, ii ; off stok fisch, ii ; off keilling, iiii ; off hames, ii ; 
off reistit loungis, v ; off cunningis, viii ; off butter to the laidnar, ii 
staines ; item, to the baikhous of butter, i stane i quarter ; enterit of 
hames, iiii ; enterit beir to the kitching, iii pekis. 

Ladnar Kestis. 

Off auld salt beiff, vii martis ; off new salt beiff, xiiii mairtis ; off 
brane, iiii" xvi meis ; off salt salmond, xxxvii ; off gray hearing, 
i m xxxii; off killing, ix doz. i; off skeat, xi; off stock fisch, x; off 
ling, xxii ; off reid heiring, i m iii c v** iiii ; off reistit hames, v ; off reistit 
loungis, xi. 

B ALL OCH. 1626. 


Beginand the xviii of Jun, and spendit to the xxv of the said 
monethe, my Lord Eingie and his companie, the Laird of Inchmartin, 
the Laird of Glenorquhar and Ladie, the Laird of Glenlyoun and his 
Ladie, the tuittur of Crumartie, the guidman of Bukie young and 
auld, the Lady Veime young and auld, the Ladie Balloch and Robert 
Campbell of Glenfalloch, the Laird off Clouiny young and auld thair 
companie, with thair haill followaris, housald, cumbaris and gangaris. 

Enterit meill to the house, ii b. if.; quhairof com off breid, 
xix xx ii bred ; restit of breid the last oulk, i m v c xxii ; inde totallis of 

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bred, i m vi c iii" ii ; spendit of breid, i m iii c iii*x xii bred ; restis of 
bred, x xx xii bred. 

Entterit malt out of the killbarne off Balloch, broun be Jone Fargisone, 
iii bollis ; quhairof com of aill, xl gollones ; restit of best aill the last 
oulk, Iii gollones ; and of housald aill, xl gollones ; inde totallis of best 
aill, iiii xx ii gollones ; spendit of best aill, iii xx gollones ; and of housald 
aill xx galloncs ; restis best beir, Ivi gollones ; and of housald beir, 
x gollones ; restis of best aill, xxii gollones ; and of housald aill, xx 
gollones ; restis of best beir, xiiii gollones ; and of housald beir, 
xxvi gollones. 

Sumrna of ineill, xii b. ii f. ; summa of malt, vii b. iii f. ii peckis ; 
summa bothe of ineill and malt, xx bollis i f. ii pekis 

Ordinar cheis to the house, vii stane ; extraordinar cheis to Johne 
Boyd cuik at the Lairdis command, i stane cheis ; to Adame G-ordoun 
for troutis, i stane ; to Patrik Fleiming cuik at the Lairdis command, 
i staine ; to Robert Jack Baxter in Perthe at the Lairdis command, 
i stane. 

Laidner Expenssis. 

Off salt beife, ii martis v mes ; off fresche beiff, i mart iii quarteris ; 
off branc, xx mes. 

Of vodderis fra Finlay M'Vaine, Inchraniche, that com to Balloch, 
iii vodderis ; item fra Johne M'Vaine in Inchraniche, and slane in 
Balloche, i vodder ; item fra Callirn M'lllichrist in Bud tonne Moir, and 
slaue in Balloch, i vodder ; item fra Ewir M'Ewir in Gloichrane and 
slane in Balloch be Thomas M'Kie, ii vodderis ; item fra Johne 
M'Instalker in Cloichrane, slane in Balloch, ii ; off kidis, iiii xx ; off 
wellis, xx ; off lambis, xxvi. 



Household Books. 1626. 

Off cappones, viii dosone ; off pultrie and scheikins, xiii dosone ; 
quhairof com fra Magie Richie, iiii dosone. 

Off salmound, xii ; off gray heiring, i c ; off red heiring, x mes ; off 
killing, iiii ; off ling, ii ; off skait, ii ; off reistit hambis, iii ; off reistit 
leungis, xxvi. 

Enterit beir fra Johne Dow M'Pall to the kitching, ii pekis. 

Enterit butter to the Laidner, ii stane ii quarteris ; enterit butter 
to the baikhouse, ii stane. 

Item off vilgeiss, vi ; off taime geis, viii ; off reistit hambis, ii. 

VENNISOUN. Off haill deir, iii ; off furches of deir, x ; off reais xvii. 

Off flour, ; off quhett breid, x dosone. 

WYNE. Off clairat wyne, ii punschones ; off quhyt vyne, ii pun- 
schones ; off Spanis vyne, vi gollones ; off accavytie, iiii gollones ; off 
winakir, iii gollones ; off peper and ginger, i stane ; off sucker, ii 
quarteris ; off clowis, i pund ; off cannell, ii unce ; off saffroun, i unce. 

3]nfcentan0 of 

COMPT maid at Finlarg be the Ladie with Magie Petir, the xxvi day 
of Februar the yeir of God M v c fourescoir auchtene yeris, off feddir 
beddis, boustaris, courtingis, coueringis, scheittis, blancattis, naprie, 
and all uthir plenissing belanging to the places of Balloch and Finlarg 
as eftir followis. 

Imprimis of Fedder beddis in Balloch, xxxii, quhairof Flanderis 
tykis, ix; off fedder beddis in Fiularg, ix, quhairof Flanderis tykis, i ; 
off nap beddis in Finlarg, iii ; off palyessis in Balloch, i. 

Off boustaris in Balloch, xxx, quhairof Flanderis, [ ] ; off boustaris [in] 
Finlarg, xiiii, quhairof Flanders, i, and quhairof in Glenurquhay, ii ; 
item maid in Finlarg anno Ixxxxvii in Nouember of new boustaris 
of Scottis tykis, ii ; off coddis in Balloch, xxxi ; off coddis in Fin 
larg, xiiii. 


Inventories. 1598. 

Off blancattis in the lang kist of the galarie of Balloch standand on 

the south syde xiii pair. 

Off new blancattis in the great kist of the galarie garderob of 

Balloch xiiii pair. 

Off blancattis in the houshald garderob of Balloch vii pair. 

[Quhairof brokiii and gevin to the puir the xvi of Maii 1600, iiii pair.] 
Mair of new maid blaiicattis in Balloch anno Ixxxxviii in the houshald 

garderob thairof viii pair. 

Item mair of new blancattis maid anno Ixxxxvii be Agnes Colquhoun 

in the houshald garderob of Balloch iiii pair. 

[Item maid anno 1600 of new blancattis in Balloch v pair.] 

Off blancattis in Fiularg deliuerit to Magie Petir in the commone 

garderob thairof xl pair. 

Mair of blancattis in the Ladeis garderob kist of Finlarg iiii pair. 
Off mattis in the kist standand in the galarie garderob of Balloch on 

the north syde thairof of blew gey, sewit with quhyte silk i. 

Item thairin of mattis of grene, sewit with incarnat silk i. 

Item of stickit mattis in the greit kist of the galarie garderob of 

Balloch iiii. 

Off caddois in Balloch in the houshald garderob iii. 

Off caddois in Finlarg ane reid and ane uther gray ii. 

Off caddois in the Ladeis garderob of Finlarg 

Off caddois in the Ladeis kist standand in her awin garderob of Finlarg, 
Quhairof Ireland 

Off arress werk coueringis in the lang kist of the galarie of Balloch, i. 

Inventories. 1 598. 


Off arress work coueringis in the houshakl garderob thairof iii. 

Off arress wcrk coueringis in Finlarg in the houshakl garderob thairof, i. 
Off sewit coueringis in the Jang kist on the south syde of the galarie of 

Balloch iiii. 

Item in the houshald garderob of Balloch of sewit coueringis iiii. 

Item of wowin Scottis coueringis in the greit kist on the north syde of 

the galarie of Balloch, reid and orange ii. 

Item mair thairiri of Scottis coueringis wowin reid and grene vi. 

Item mair thairin of reid and grene ane pece conteining iii elnis. 
Off Scottis coueringis, wowin blew grene and yallow, in the lang kist 

on the south syde of the galarie of Balloch iii. 

Item mair of wowin Scottis coueringis blak and quhyte in the greit 

kist of the galarie garderob of Balloch xvi. 

Item in the houshald garderob of Balloch of Scottis coueringis, blak 

quhyte and uther cullouris v. 

Item mair in the Lardis studie of Balloch and garderob of coueringis 

blak and quhyte ii. 

[Off new Scottis coueringis blak and quhyte in the garderob of Balloch, 

maid anno 1600 vii pair.] 

Item in Finlarg of Scottis wowin coueringis deliuerit to Magie Petir, ix. 
Off Scottis couerings blak and quhyte in theLadeis garderob of Finlarg,ii. 
Off Scottis coueriugis in the Ladeis kist of hir garderob of Finlarg, v. 
Item of sewit coueringis that come out of Buchquheidir in Finlarg 

gevin to Magie Petir iii. 

Item in the Latleis garderob of Finlarg of Scottis coueringis blak and 

quhyte viii. 


Inventories. 1598. 

Off blak mantillis in the greit kist of the galarie garderob of Balloch, i. 
Off reid mantillis in the houshald garderob of Balloch i. 

Off blak mantillis in the houshald garderob of Finlarg iiii. 

Quhairof 1 caddo. 

Off blak caddois in the Ladeis garderob of Finlarg ii. 

Off caddois in the Ladeis garderob kist of Finlarg vii. 

Off Scottis quhyte caddois thair in the garderob of Finlarg i. 

Off Ireland quhyte caddois in the Ladeis garderob of Finlarg i. 

Item in the Ladeis garderob of Balloch of quhyte Ireland caddois, i. 
Off hewit caddois in the Ladeis garderob of Balloch i. 

Off quhyte plaidis in the lang kist that standis on the north syde of 

the galarie of Balloch i. 

Item in the said kist of quhyte scouringis 

Item in the houshald garderob of Balloch of quhyte plaidis i. 

Off quhyte plaidis in the houshald garderob of Finlarg i. 

Off quhyte plaidis in the Ladeis kist of the garderob of Finlarg iii. 
Off scourings in the Ladeis garderob kist of Finlarg iii. 

Item mair of quhyte plaidis in the Ladeis garderob of Finlarg ii. 
Off codwairis in the litill kist on the north syde of the galarie of 

Balloch xv. 

Item in the houshald garderob of Balloch gevin to Magie Petir of 

codwaris x. 

Off codwaris in the houshald garderob of Finlarg vii. 

Item mair maid be the Lady the last of Februar anno Ixxxxviiii of 

lynning codwaris in hir garderob of Finlarg markit blew iiii. 

Off courtingis ane stand of blew sey, bordourit with yallow satine 

Inventories. 1 598. 

containing four peces with rufe and pand round about the bed, in 

the lang kist on the north syde of the galarie of Balloch i stand. 
Off reid plading courtingis for the foirsyde of ane bed and feit, with 

rufe and pandis for the bedsyde and feit i stand. 

Item in the houshald garderob of Balloch of reid plading courtingis 

conteining thre pece with rufe and pandis i stand. 

Item in the said garderob of blak worset courtingis contening tua 

peces with rufe and pand i stand. 

Off grene courtingis in the said garderob contening tua peces with 

rufe and pand i stand. 

Off grene plading courtingis in the said garderob contening thre 

peces with rufe and pand i stand. 

Off courtingis of grene sey hi the said garderob contening thre peces 

with rufe and pandis i stand. 

Off courtingis of champit reid sey, contening four peces round about 

the bed, with rufe and pandis in the said garderob i stand. 

Off lyning courtingis in the houshald garderob of Balloch sewit with 

blak silk i pair. 

Item ane pece of reid sey hingand in the nureis chalmer i pece. 

Off reasoure' courtingis in Finlarg in the houshald garderob thairof 

contening thre peces with the pandis without rufe i stand. 

Off droggat courtingis in the houshald garderob of Finlarg, blew and 

quhyte, contening thre peces with rufe and pand i stand. 

Off grene plading courtingis hi the houshald garderob of Finlarg 

contening vi peces with thair pandis ii stand. 

Off champit worset courtingis in the said garderob contening thre peces 

with ane sewit pand round about the bed i stand. 



Inventories. 1598. 

Item in the Ladies garderob of Finlarg of purpour pladingcourtingis,pas- 

mentit with orange, contening thre peces with rufe and pandis, i stand. 
Off canabeis of grene plading, pasmentit with quhyte knittingis, in the 

houshald garderob of Balloch i. 

Item in Balloch houshald garderob thairof quhyte lynning canabeis, i. 
Item of auld grerie canabeis in the garderob of Finlarg 
Item of grene canabeis, pasmentit with orange, in the Ladies garderob 

of Finlarg i. 

Item maid be the Ladie anno Ixxxxviii of blew canabeis pasmentit 

with orange i. 

Item of lynning scheittis in the litill kist on the north syde of the 

galarie of Balloch xii pair. 

Item of lynning scheittis in the houshald garderob of Balloch to Magie 

Petir vi pair. 

Item of hardin scheittis in the houshald garderob of Balloch ii pair. 
Item mair of new tuedling scheittis receauit fra Magie Lownan, ii pair. 
Item tane out of the kist on the north syde of the garderob of Balloch 

the xxix of Januar 1598 be the Ladie and deliuerit to Magie Petir 

of hardin scheittis iii pair. 

Item tane out of the said kist the said clay and deliuerit to the said 

Magie of lynning scheittis ii pair. 

[Quhairof ane pair send with Archibald the Lardis sone to Perth, 

being at the scholis, and ane uther pair of the same brokin to be 

weikis in Januar 1600. 
Memorandum brokin in Balloch in Januar 1600 to be weikis of 

small tuedling scheittis i pair.] 

Inventories. 1598. 


[Restis of lymring scheittis in Balloch in the houshald garderob in 

Januar 1600 vi pair. 

Restis of hardin scheittis in the houshald garderob of Balloch in 

Januar 1600 vi pair.] 

Off lynning scheittis in the houshald garderob of Finlarg to Magic 

Petir x pair. 

Off hardin scheittis in the houshald garderob of Finlarg, xxiiii pair. 

Quhairof ane pair brokin to be candill weikis. 
Item mair maid be the Ladie the last of Februar 1598 in Finlarg in 

hir garderob thairof, markit blew scheittis iiii pair. 

Deliuerit to Magie Petir the same four pair. 
Item deliuerit be the Ladie to Magie Petir quhilk wes maid in Finlarg 

anno Ixxxxviii of new lynning schettis uiarkit blew iiii pair. 

Memorandum, deliuerit to Agnes Colquhoun and brokin in Finlarg the 

xxvii of Marche 1598, of lynning scheittis ii pair. 

Restis in Finlarg of lynning scheittis xii pair. 

[Memorandum, broken in Balloch of Finlargis compt to be Weikis the 

xxiiii of Januar 1598 and 1599 of hardin scheittis iiii pair. 

Mair brokin gevin to the nureis of hardin scheittis ii pair. 

Restis in Finlarg of hardin scheittis xxii pair. 

Off new treidling scheittis maid be the Laidy in Finlarg the viii of 

Agust 1600 in hir garderob thairof iii pair.] 

Off darnewerk burde claithis in the litill kist on the north syde of the 

galarie of Balloch v. 

Off darnewerk seruiettis in the said kist ii do. i. 

Off darnewerk towellis in the said kist iii. 



Inventories. 1 598. 

Off lynning burdeclaithis in the said kist xii. 

Off lynning burdeclaithis in the houshald garderob of Balloch vii. 
Off hardin burdeclaithis in the litill kist of the galarie of Balloch i. 
Item in the greit kist of the galarie garderob of Balloch of hardin 

burdeclaithis iiii. 

Off hardin burdeclaithis in the houshald garderob of Balloch vi. 

[Memorandum, brokin in Balloch to be weikis, annis Ixxxxix and 1600, 

of lynning burdeclaithis ii. 

Restis in Balloch of lynning burdeclaithis v. 

Memorandum, brokin in Balloch to be weikis of hardin burdeclaithis in 

Marche Ixxxxix i. 

Restis of hardin burdeclaithis in Balloch v.] 

Off lynning burdeclaithis in the Ladeis garderob of Finlarg ii. 

Off lynning burdeclaithis in the houshald garderob of Finlarg viii. 
Off hardin burdeclaithis in the houshald garderob of Finlarg iiii. 

Item maid be the Ladie the last of Februar Ixxxxviii of new lynning 

burdeclaithis in hir garderob of Finlarg, markit with blew silk iii. 
[Item of new lynning burdeclaithis maid in Finlarg the viii of August 

1600 be the Laidie in hir awin garderob thairof viii. 

Item mair of lynning burdeclaithis maid be the Lady the said day and 

yeir, quhilk the Larde hes tane to Balloch with him and ar in his 

awin garderob, of new burdeclaithis ii.] 

Off lynning seruiettis in the litill kist in the galarie of Balloch on the 

north syde thairof v dosand. 

Off lynning seruiettis in the houshald garderob of Balloch xxxiiii. 

Off hardin seruiettis in the houshald garderob of Balloch xxxii. 

Inventories. 1598. 


Memorandum, brokiu in Balloch the haill lynning seruiettis foirsaidis 

to be weikis. 

Memorandum, brokiu in Balloch of hardin seruiettis xx. 

Sua restis of hardin seruiettis in Balloch xii. 

Off lynning seruiettis in the houshald garderob of Finlarg ii do. xi. 
Item in the Ladeis garderob of Finlarg xi lynning seruiettis. 

Off hardin seruiettis in the houshald garderob of Finlarg xxxii. 

Item mair maid be the Ladie of new lynning seruiettis in hir garderob 

of Finlarg the last of Februar Ixxxxviii, markit with blew silk, iii do. 
Item mair maid be the Ladie the tyme foirsaid of hardin seruiettis in 

the garderob of Finlarg, markit blew ii do. 

Memorandum, brokin of the lynning seruiettis of Finlarg ii. 

Item mair receauit fra the Ladie be Magie Petir of new lynning 

seruiettis in September anno Ixxxxix xxiii. 

Restis of lynning seruiettis in the houshald garderob of Fin 
larg, iiii do. viii. 
Item receauit fra the Ladie in September anno Ixxxxix be Magie Petir 

of hardin seruiettis i dosand. 

Restis of hardin seruiettis in Magie Petiris handis in the houshald 

garderob of Finlarg iii do. viii. 

[Item maid be the Ladie in Finlarg of lynning seruiettis the viii 

of August 1600, quhilk the Larde tuik to Balloch to his awin 

garderob i dosand. 

Item mair of hardin seruiettis maid the said day in Finlarg in the 

Ladeis garderob thairof iii do. 

Item mair of lynning seruiettis in Balloch maid anno 1600, i dosand. 

Quhilkis ar gevin to Magie Quhyte the first of Januar 1601.] 


Inventories. 1598. 

Off lynning towellis in the litill kist standand on the north syde of 

the galarie of Balloch xii. 

Off lynning towellis in the houshald garderob of Balloch i. 

Quhilk is brokin. 
Off hardin towellis in the houshald gardrob of Balloch iii. 

Quhairof i brokin. 
[Mair deliuerit to Magie Petir be the Ladie in Januar 1599 of lynning 

towellis ii. 

Mair the same tyme to hir out of the kist on the north syde of the 

galarie of hardin towellis ii.] 

Off lynning towellis in the Ladeis garderob of Finlarg iii. 

Off lynning towellis in the houshald garderob of Finlarg v. 

Quhairof i brokin. 
Off hardin towellis in the houshald garderob of Finlarg viii. 

Quhairof iiii brokin. 
Mair in the Ladeis garderob of Finlarg maid of new lynning in Februar 

1598 markit with blew silk v. 

Item mair gevin to Magie Petir be the Ladie out of hir garderob of 

lynning towellis iiii. 

[Item of new towellis maid be the Ladie in Finlarg the viii of August 

1600 in hir garderob thairof i. 

Item mair of new towellis maid be the Ladie the said tyme, quhilk the 

Larde tuik to Balloch to his awin garderob, of new towellis lynning, ii. 
Off hardin tueillit towallis new maid the said day in the Ladeis gardrob 

of Finlarg vi 

Item mair maid anno 1600 of towallis lynning in Balloch ii. 

Gevin to Magie i Januar 1601.] 

Inventories. 1598. 


Off sewit cuscheonis in the quhyt kist standand in the galarie of 
Balloch on the south syde thairof v. 

Item in the kist in the galarie of Balloch on the north syde of sewit 
cuscheonis with the Larde and Ladeis armes ii. 

Item in the same kist of cuscheonis sewit with erishe werk iii. 

Off cuscheonis in the houshald garderob of Balloch v. 

Off cuscheonis in the hall of Balloch in the porteris handis ii. 

Off cuscheonis in the houshald garderob of Finlarg v. 

Off new cuscheonis wowin reid and orange in the Ladeis garderob of 
Finlarg iii. 

Off grene counter claithis of Frenche stennyng in the hall of Balloch, ii. 
Off counter claithis for the said burde in the porteris handis of Balloch, i. 
Off counter claithis in Finlarg ii. 

Off chalmer grene counter claithis in the kist of the galarie of Balloch 

on the north syde iiii. 

Item mair Patrik M'Awyre hes of counter claithis for chalmeris in 

Balloch ii. 

Off chalmer counter claithis in the houshald garderob of Balloch vi. 

Quhairof ane blak and the uther reid. 
Off auld counter claithis in Finlarg for chalmeris vii. 

Off buffet stuillis red and yellow browderit with satine in the galarie 
of Balloch ii. 

Off Flanderis stuillis for ease thair with ane pan i. 

Off wemenis sadillis thair with ane fute brode i. 

Item ane coffer couerit with leddir and v flaconis of tin contenit thairin 


Inventories. 1598. 

Item ane uther coffer couerit with ane seiche skin in Balloch contening 

ix flaconis of glass. 
Item in the cominone garderob of Balloch ane soum with ane soum 

Item mair thair ane bodome of ane bed maid of skenzie girthis. 

Off chandillaris in the galarie garderob of Balloch, vi, quhairof ii greit 
chandillaris ; off chandellaris in Balloch that Patrik M'Awyre hes, x ; 
off chandillaris in Finlarg, vi ; mair in Finlarg that come out of 
Glenurquhay, ii ; off chandillaris in Glenurquhay, iiii. 

Off new pannis in the galarie garderob of Balloch, ii ; mair thair of 
new pannis, ii ; off new pannis in the houshald garderob of Fin 
larg, i. 

Off watter pottis in Balloch, vii ; off watter pottis in Finlarg, iii. 

Off basingis in Balloch, ; off laweris thair, ; off basingis in 
Finlarg, ; off basingis in Finlarg in the Ladeis garderob, i, with 
ane lawer ; off basingis in Gleuurquhay, i. 

Off tin quart flaconis in the garderob of Balloch and Finlarg, iiii ; 
off tin pynt flaconis quhilkis Agnes Colquhoun hes, iii ; off auld tin 
flaconis in the wyne sellar of Balloch, i ; item ane tin quart flaconn 
in the kitscheing of Balloch for vinagir, i. 

Off counterfute plaittis in the galarie garderob of Balloch, iiii dosane ; 
off midling plaittis thair, ii do. vi ; off greit plaittis thair, xiii ; mair 
of midling plaittis thair, xi ; mair of greit plaittis thair, xi ; item 

Inventories. 1598. 

mair in the galarie garderob of Balloch, that Colone coft anno 
Ixxxxvii, of midling plaittis, vi ; and of greit plaittis thair coft be 
him, vi ; item in the houshald garderob of Finlarg of plaittis, i. 
off transcheouris in the galarie garderob of Balloch, v do. vii ; item 
mair of new transcheouris thair, x ; item mair of new transcheouris 
coft be Colene anno Ixxxxvii, i do. ; off salsaris in the galarie 
garderob of Balloch, v ; off plaittis in the wyne sellar of Balloch, ; 
off plaittis in the kitscheing of Balloch, ; off transcheouris in the 
kitscheing of Balloch, ; off salsaris thair, ; off plaittis in the 
kitscheing of Finlarg, ii dosane v ; off transcheouris in the kitscheing 
of Finlarg, xi ; off salsaris in the kitscheing of Finlarg, i ; off salsaris 
in the Ladeis galarie of Finlarg, vi ; off trene plaittis in Finlarg in 
the kitscheing, xxii ; off tin plaittis in Auchalladour, xviii ; off 
transcheouris thair, viii ; off salsaris thair, ii ; off pannis thair, iii ; 
off pottis thair, ii ; off raxis thair, i pair ; off speittis thair, ii ; off 

trene plaittis in Auchalladour, xxx ; item of Inglis plaittis in the 

Castell of Glenurquhay, ii dosane ; mair of new transcheouris 
thair, i do ; item tua stampis for veschell quhilkis ar in the garderob 
of Finlarg, ii stampis. 

Off pannis in the kitscheing of Balloch, ; off pannis in the kitscheing 
of Finlarg, iii ; off pottis in the kitscheing of Balloch, ; off pottis 
in the kitscheing of Finlarg, vii, quhairof brasin pottis, ii ; off 
speittis in the kitscheing of Balloch, iiii ; off speittis in Finlarg, ii ; 
off ladillis in Balloch, ii ; off ladillis in Finlarg, ii ; off pistellis and 
mortaris in Balloch, i ; off pistellis and mortaris in Finlarg, i ; off 
choferis in the kitscheing of Balloch, i ; off raxis in the kitscheing of 



Inventories. 1598. 

Balloch, ii pair ; off raxis in Finlarg the kitscheing thairof, i pair ; 
off raxis in the wyne sellar of Balloch, i pair ; off pot bowlis in the 
kitscheing of Balloch, ii pair ; off guiss pannis in the kitscheing of 
Balloch, i ; off guiss pannis in the kitscheing of Finlarg, i ; off beif 
caldronis in the kitscheing of Balloch, ii ; off beif caldronis in the 
kitscheing of Finlarg, i ; off irne branderis in the kitscheing of Bal 
loch, i ; off irne bullettis thair for mustard, i ; off tayngis in the 
kitscheing of Balloch, i ; off tayngis in the kitscheing of Finlarg, i ; 
off axis in the kitscheing of Balloch, i ; off axis in the kitscheing of 
Finlarg, ii ; off dressing knyffis in the kitscheing of Balloch ; 
off dressing knyffis in the kitscheing of Finlarg, i ; off watter tubbis 
in the kitscheing of Balloch, i ; off watter tubbis in the kitscheing of 
Finlarg, i ; off irne cruikis in the kitscheing of Balloch, iii ; off irne 
cruikis in the kitscheing of Finlarg, ii ; off irne cruikis in the Castell 
of Gleuurquhay, i ; off caldronis in the woman hous of Balloch, i ; 
off caldronis in the woman hous of Finlarg, quhilk come fra Eob 
Reoch, i ; off brewing caldronis in the girnell hous of Balloch, i ; 
off hosting kistis in the kitscheing of Balloch, i ; off barrowis in the 
kitscheing of Balloch, i; off barrowis in the kitscheing of Finlarg, i; 
off tin pynt stopis in the pantrie of Balloch, ii ; off tin chopin stopis 
in Balloch, i ; off tin quart stopis in the pantrie of Balloch ; 
off tin quart stopis in the pantrie of Finlarg, ii ; off tin Flanderis 
quart stopis in the Ladeis garderob of Finlarg, ii. 


Off greit flesche fattis in the laidnar of Balloch, iiii ; off fische standis 
thair, vii, quhairof ane braid fische fat ; off tubbis thair, vii. 

Inventories. 1 598. 


Off tubbis thair, vii ; off botis thair, ii ; off skeppis thair, iiii ; off 
burde liddis for flesche fattis, iiii ; off small burde liddis, iii ; off 
laidner towis, i ; off mustard coigis, i ; off burdis, iiii ; off axis, i. 

Laidnar Veschell of Finlarg. 

Off braid flesche fattis, i ; off beif standis, ii ; mair fra Agnes out of 
the wyne sellar of flesche standis, i ; off braid fische fattis, iii ; off 
standis of balcone, i ; off fische standis, vi ; off boytis for panschis, i ; 
off tubbis, iii ; off skeppis, v ; off boytis for beir, i ; off flesche standis 
in the houshald aill sellar, ii ; off standis in the malt loft, i ; off 
flesche fattis in the sellar of the cloiss of Glenurquhay, iii ; off 
hering fattis thair, ii. 

Wyne sellar of Finlarg. 

Off floure boytis, iii ; off aquavitie roubouris thair, vii ; off gemlettis, i ; 
off scontaris, ii ; off tummellis, i ; off drinking glasses in the garderob 
of Finlarg, iiii ; off new roubouris for wyne, ii ; off wyne punsche- 
ounis, ii ; off kinking robouris for vinagir, i ; off quart tin flaconis, ii ; 
off pynt tin flaconis, ii ; item floure boytis with floure that come out 
of Menteith, iu. 

Wyne sellar of Balloch. 

Off gemlettis, i ; off scuttallis, i ; off tummellis, i ; off fyre pannis, i ; 
off caldroun bowis, i ; off auld pannis with ane schaft, i ; off auld 
bascattis, i. 



Inventories. 1 599. 

Pantrie of Finlarg. 

Item resauit be George Mitchell stewart of siluer spvnis, xv; off 
siluer saltfattis, i ; off coppis with siluer about the mouth, iiii ; off 
coppis with siluer fute, i ; off bickaris, iiii ; off Flanderis quart 
stopis, i ; off tin quart stopis, i ; off trene quart stopis, xiiii. 

Pantrie of Balloch. 1599. 

Off quhyte coppis with siluer feit, ii ; off litill blak coppis with siluer 
mouths, ii ; mair of blak coppis with siluer mouthis, ii ; mair ane 
greit blak cop with siluer about the mouth, i ; off siluer spunis, 
xxi, betuix Balloch and Finlarg ; of tin quart stoppis, ii, quhairof 
ane Flanderis tin ; off trene stopis, xi ; off siluer saltfattis, i ; off ! 
bickaris, iiii. 

Brewhous of Finlarg. 

Off maskin fattis, i ; off leidis, i ; off gyle fattis, ii ; off wort standis, 
iii ; off barrellis, xiii, quhairof send to Glenurquhay, iii, and Agnes 
Colquhoun hes ane in the cheis loft for butter ; off tubbis, iiii ; off 
robouris, iiii ; off litill boytis for barme, i ; off laid gallonis, ii ; off 
wort dischis, i ; off coueris to the maskin fat, i ; off baking burdis, i ; 
off baiking trochis, i ; off kittie theif, i ; off scraping irnis, i ; off 
seckis, v, quhairof ane brokin to mend the rest. 

Brewhous of Balloch. 

Off maskin fattis, i ; off leidis, i ; off gyle fattis, iiii ; of wort standis, 
iiii ; off barrellis, x ; off tubbis, vi ; off roubouris, ii ; off boytis for 
barme, i ; off laid gallonis, ii ; off wort dischis, i ; off coueris to the 

Inventories. 1600. 


maskin fat, i ; off baiking burdis, i ; off baiking trochis, i ; off kittie 
theiffis, i ; off scraping irnis, i ; off seckis, ; off leddran bossis, i ; 
off tua mowit budyeallis, i ; off girdillis, i ; off greit punscheonis for 
aill, iiii. 

Woman hous of Finlarg. 

Off tubbis, vi ; mair of new tubbis, ii ; off new spynning quheillis, ii ; 
off auld spynnyng quheillis, ii ; off irne spynnilKs, ii ; off wescheing 
kettillis, i ; mair of auld greit kettillis, i ; off warping fattLs, i ; off 
botis for candill, i ; off laid gallonis. i ; off auld stok cardis, i ; off 
new stok cardis, i ; off cardis, ii pair. 

Woman hous of Balloch. 

Off spynning quheillis, ii ; off quheill spynnillis in Finlarg and 
Balloch, ii ; off woll kamis in Balloch, ii ; off hechillis in Balloch, i ; 
off auld cardis in Balloch and Finlarg, iiii pair ; [off new cardis bocht 
anno 1600, ii pair ;] off wescheing tubbis, vii ; off laid gallonis, ; 
off auld kettillis, i ; off candill fattis, ii ; off brasin pannis, i ; off 
feddir standis, i ; off auld candill kistis, i ; ane syde of ane bed ; 
ane lang skelf burde. 


COMPT of the graith quhilk Patrik M'Awyre, porter of Balloch, hes 
within the platt thairof, maid at Balloch the xi day of Februar 1600. 

Off brasin peces, ii, quhairof ane hes quheillis and graith ; off cut- 
throttis gunis, i ; item ane small irne pece callit ane hagbute of 


Inventories. 1600. 

Crok, i ; item foure chalmeris of greit gunnis, iiii chalmeris ; item 
ane schoirt gwn of brass quhilk is in the wyne sellar ; off doubill 
muscattis in the hall with linit werk, vii ; item at the yet of Balloch 
ane hagbute with snap werk, i ; item in the lach chalmer of Ballach 
of half haggis, i; item [in] the Lardis chalmer of muscattis indenttit 
with bane of linit werk, i ; item mair thair of muscattis that come 
fra my Lorde Sinclair indentit with bane, i ; item mair of muscattis 
that come fra the Erie of Menteith, i ; item that come out of Dundie 
ane lang pece with snap werk, i ; off tua gwn wagis of irne, ii ; item 
uther twa wages for the greit gwnnis of brass (the Erll Orknay gat 
tham with the gwn) ; item of hammers, ii ; off stane calmes, ii pair ; 
off irne calmes, ii pair ; off calmes that come with the brasin pece out 
of Kavinsheuch, i pair ; item the mesouris of the muscattis that ar in 
the hall of Balloch ar in the galarie thairof; item Patrik M'Awyre 
hes the screwis and tua pair calmis that serais for the muscattis in 
the hall ; item he hes the haill screwis calmis and mesouris for the 
muscattis that ar in the Lardis chalmer ; item ane heading ax ; 
item mair he hes ane brasin pistolet with rowet werk ; item mair in 
the Lardis awin chalmer of lang hagbuittis, i; item mair tua chissellis 
with ane borrell ; item he hes the keyis of the haill muscattis ; item 
he hes ane pair of tabillis of brissell, indentit with brissall, with 
xxvii men of bane and thre of tymmer ; item ane commone chacker ; 
item ane rynning speir ; item ane wasp speir ; item tua spoutis of 
quhyte irne to charge the greit peces ; off bullettis of irne, ix ; off 
bullettis of leid, viii ; off bullettis for muscattis, xvii ; item ane 
linit staff ; off candill scheris, i pair ; item mair in the lardis chal 
mer, i lang tua handit suorde; item thair that come out of Menteith 

Inventories. 1600. 


of tua handit suordis, i ; item of hingand lokis at the yet and 
presone dur (the Larde tuik ane thairof,) iii ; item of chandillaris 
of brass, viii ; restis on Johne Andersone of chandillaris, ii ; off 
tayngiss, iiii ; mair in the Lardis chalmer ane lang hagbute that wes 
maid in Dundie, gilt with the Lardis armis, i ; mair ane steill bonet 
of prufe, i ; item mair ane papir doublet ; [quhilk graith respectiue 
foirsaid is deliuerit be Patrik M'Awyre to Finlay Hoy M'Finlay 
V'Instalker the viii of Junii 1601] ; mair of Hew Hayis chandil 
laris, iii ; item mair ane irne horse lok ; mair ane irne pik ; and 
M'lllevallich hes tua and ane mattok ; Item mair he hes the graith 
of my Lorde Sinclair's gwn, viz. : twa bandis with four lang irne 
naillis, xii bullettis, and the calmis of the same gwn. 

Mair in the Lardis chalmer quhilk wes tane fra Patrik Dow, i gwn. 

COMPT of gunnis quhilk the Larde hes in his awn handis. 

Item that the Larde hes in his awin hands of gilt peces with the 
Lardis armes that come out of Dundie stockit with brissell, i ; item 
ane uther schoirt quhyte pece that come out of Dundie with the 
Lardis armis thairon, i ; item ane uther hagbute that come out of 
Menteith, i ; item of hagbuittis with ane raisit mouth, i ; item Dun- 
cane Dow M'lllevallich hes of hagbuittis, i ; item Donald Dow 
M'lllegerif hes of hagbuittis, i ; item Ewin M'lllechonile in Auch- 
ainchalden hes of lang hagbuittis, ii. 


Inventories. 1603. 

Off woll of the westend of Lochtay, clippit anno 1603, vi stanis, 
conteining .... fleisses ; off the quhilk gevin out to be the 
Larde claithis, i stane, contening x elnis half ; off the quhilk alsua 
gevin out send to Perth to lit half stane, to be claithis to the Larde 
and barnis. 

The Portar of Finlargis compt of his intromissioun within the same. 

. . Ane schoirt pece quhilk come out of Dundie, i ; quhilk the Larde 
gaif to the young Larde his sone. 

Off brasin pistolettis, i ; off small pistolettis pertening to the Larde, ii, 
with thair caises. 

Off Jedburght stanis in the hall, viii ; off Lochabir axis, ii. 

Off gilt harnes quhilk wes gottin fra the Priour of Charterhous, i stand, 
contening xii peces ; ane Bibill. 

Off glaslawis chanyeit with four schaikhillis, iiii ; off greit irne fettris 
for menis feit, ii pair ; off irne fetteris for menis handis, iii ; off lang 
chenyeis in the presoun heich and lach with thair schakhillis, iiii ; 
off pryme naillis, ii ; off auld schelvis of steilbonettis, v ; off greit 
irne gavillokis, iii ; off crawis of irne, ii. 

Inventories. 1604. 


Off irne wedgis 



Off woll of the bray of Balloch and Drumturk clippit anno 1603, 
vi stanis, contening viii" vi fleisses. 



Off wolf skynnis 


Item in the cross chalmer of grene canabeis with quhyte pasmentis, i ; 
item in the lach chalmer of auld reid sey courtingis with rufe and 
pand, contening iii pece, i stand ; item in the Lardis chalmer of 
grene sey courtiugis with pand and rufe, contening thre peces, i stand ; 
item thair of grene canabeis with orange pasmentis, i ; item in the 
heich chalmer in the west toure of grene plading courtingis with 
pand and rufe tua pece, i stand ; item in my Lorde of Lornis chalmer 
of chapell toeddis, i, contening iiii pece ; item in Duntronis chalmer 
of reid courtingis with pand and rufe, contening tua peces, i stand. 

Graith in the litill small kist quhairin the auld Ladeis small 

claithis ar. 

Ane quhyte satine gourie with bodyis ; ane louse blak taphetie goun ; 
ane wylie coyte of gray stemmyng begariit with veluet, quhilk is 


Inventories. 1 605. 

givin to Annas the Lardis dochter ; ane quhyte satine doublet ; 
ane doublet of blak figurat taphetie ; ane reid taphetie doublet pas- 
mentit with gold ; ane pece of auld blak freise. 

Portar of Finlargis compt. 

Off small hagbuittis lang and schoirt, xvi ; quhairof the young Larde 
hes ane ; Johne Campbell hes ane callit Bailgarrow ; Paule M'Clerich 
hes ane that come out of Linlythgow ; Charlis Campbell hes ane of 
the same ; Alex 1 M'JDougall, Karayis sone, hes ane callit the Sorach. 

Off brodis quhairin the Lardis picture is i. 


Johne Koye porteris compt of the graith quhilk he receauit at his 

entrie in Balloch. 

Mair thair of muscattis that come fra the Larde of Burley indentit 
with mother of perle with linit werk, ii ; item targis ourgilt with 
gold that come fra the Prioure of Charterhous, i, quhilk wes tane to 
Finlarg be M'Nevin at the Lardis command ; item mair of steill 
targis in the hall of Balloch, i targe. 

Inventories. 1605 . 


Item horsmen standis of armour that come out of Leith in the chalmer 
of deiss of Balloch, iii stand ; off corslettis with collaris and murrionis 
in the chalmer of deiss, v stand. 

Item in the chalmer of deiss ane murrioun of proofe. 


ANNO 1605. 

Item clippit of wedderis quhilk Finlay Roy M'Olean in Croftinschandell 
hes in keping xxx wedderis, inde xxx fleisses ; off yowis, vii, inde vii 
fleisses : extending to xxxvii fleisses, weyand i stane i quarter ii pund. 

Item Williame Pudrach in Auclochinltiy hes in keping xxi wedderis, 
inde xxi fleisses ; vi yowis, that come out of Glenurquhay the Poirt 
thairof 1605, inde vi fleisses ; and x wedderis that come alsua out of 
the poirt 1605, inde x fleisses : extending in the haill to xxxvii 
fleisses, weyand i stane ii quarteris i pund. 

Item James Pudrach in Croscrewie hes in keping thair xxi wedderis 
ane yow, inde xxii fleisses, weyand i stane iii pundis. 

Item Duncane M'Ewir in the croft of Inuerdoquhart hes in keping 
thair ix wedderis, inde ix fleisses, weyand i quarter. 

Summa of fleisses v" v. 

Inde in stanis iiii stanis i quarter ii pund. 


Item gevin out to Magie Campbell to mak out Katherenis goun of 
woll the xi of October 1605 i quarter. 


Inventories. 1605. 

Item gevin out to be litill Katherene ane goun of blak woll the xxviii 
of October 1605 ii quarteris i pund. 


Bray of Balloch Allaster M'Thomy. 

Off milk yowis with, thair lambis, iii xx x ; off kebbis wantand lambis, xx ; 
off yeild yowis, xiiii ; off auld wedderis, xi ; off traikit skynnis with 
the birn, iiii yowis. 

Makewin in Dramturk. 

Off wedderis, lii ; off milk yowis with thair lambis, v ; off kebbis 
wantand lambis, x ; of yeild yowis, x ; mair enterit fra the tennentis 
of gressume wedderis 1605 be the said M'Ewin, xvii ; mair fra him 
of traikit skynnis with the bim, iiii. 

Summa of fleisses ix M vii. 

Inde in stanis, of quhyte wool with the leadin wecht, viii stanis ii qrs. 

And mair of blak woll with the leadin wecht ii stanis i pund. 


Item the thre of Junii 1605 given furth to Margaret Campbell the 
Lardis dochter and Cristine Dog to mak the Lardis claithis of 
quhyte woll ii stanis. 

D. C. G. 


In ovir Chalmer of the Wester Tour. 

A chyre ; a buffet stule ; a furme ; a counter ; ane brasine pistolet 
with a caiss ; tua cutthrottis ; tua chalmeris for great peces ; tua iron 
wages for great peces ; xiiii iron bullatis for cutthrottis. 

Inventories. 1 605. 


In the Studie in the head of the Wester Tour. 

xxi paintit leame plaittis ; iii paintit salseris of learn ; ix byess 
boullis ; i paintit treen tap with a lid ; xiiii round treen trunscheris 
with a trein taiss ; vi four nuikit trunscheris of tren ; ane uther 
round buist of tren with xi treen trunscheris thairin ; a litill brasin 
boull ; ane three squairit glas. 

In my Lord of Lornes Chalmer. 
A buird ; a buffet stule ; a seller with glassis thairin. 

In the Lairdis Chalmer. 

A chyre ; tua stuillis ; a counter ; a pellok bow ; tua handit swordis ; 
fyve gunnis with Unit wark indentit with bane ; ane with Unit wark 
indentit with mother of perle ; tua hagbuttis of rowet wark ; tua 
hagbuttis with snapwark indentit with bane ; ane lang hagbut that 
wes maid in Dundie with the Lairdis armes of snap wark ; ane uther 
auld hagbut of snap wark that wes gottin fra Patrik Dow M'Nab ; 
ane muscat staff indentit with bane ; ane tua handit sword gilt with 
gold ; ane hand bow ; a bandit kist with iron ; ane leame can upoun 
the portell head ; a pair of tayngis. 

In the laich Chalmer. 
A furme ; a counter ; a coffer ; a kist ; a half hag ; ii litill stules. 

In the Chalmer of Deace. 

A counter ; tua furmes ; tua chyris ; a stule ; thrie stand of horsmen 
harnes with thrie plait glufis ; v corslatis ; v murrionis, with thair 
v colleris ; a murrioun of pruif ; a steill targe of pruif ; a hingand 
bred chandler of brass. 

Inventories. 1605. 

In the Studie at the Kingis Chalmer dor. 
A secreit ; a paper doublat. 

In the Hall of Balloch. 

i fute stule ; sex hagbuttis with linit wark ; speirs iii dosane viii ; a 
potent speir ; tua stalfis with headis of quhyte iron to charge brasin 
peces with ; ane uther ram stick to dicht the peces with ; four buirdis ; 
a chyre ; nyne furmes ; tua cap buirdis ; thrie tin basines ; a lawer ; 
a grene counter clayth for the hall buird. 

At the Yet. 

Twa hingand lokis upon the yet ; tua upoun the presoun dor ; a hagbut 
at the yet ; ane eitch ; a pair of iron fetteris ; a stand ; a mekill 
gaylok and a litill gaylok ; a heland spead ; a lawland sped ; a 
matok ; a pik ; xi chandleris ; a bewett at the stair head ; ane 
horse lok ; xii treen plaittis ; i heading axe. 

In the Press in the Hall Stair. 

Tua pair of stane calmis ; ii iron calmis for muscattis ; i pair of small 
pistolet calmis ; ane Turkes gun graith ; i iron chissell ; ii keyis for 
muscattis ; v screw headis for muscatis with ane sokket ; iii brasin 
mesouris ; iii worms for muscatis ; ane pair of cabells of birsell with 
xxvi binder men ; four treen men. 

In the Nureis Chalmer, a furme. 

In ventories. 1 609. 

In Duntrone's Chalmer. 

A buird ; a furme ; a chyre ; a pair of great gard fetterris upoun the 
eist tour stairhead ; ane stok for a brasin pece with iron clakis and 

In the chalmer of the Eist tour head, a furme ; a stule. 

In the Almrie thairof with lok and key. 

A pair of bandis with four lang naillis till a cairtit pece stok ; a pair 
of calmis for a cairtit pece ; tuelf great bullattis of lead ; ten peuder 
plaittis ; aucht peuder trunscheoris ; ane bowit pan. 

In Gawine's chalmer, ane stule ; in the Girnelhouse, tua brasin peces ; 
in the Wyne Seller, ane pittoner. 


Off arrow bagis with arrowis i. 

The porter of Balloch his compt of the grayth he lies in keiping . . . 

Ane blawing home in the hall ; off laidillis to melt lead, ii. 

Graith in the litillhouse betuixt the laich chalmer and the Lairdis 
chalmer, left thairin the sext of Januar 1610. 

Item of brasin dog chenyeis, i, quhairin thair is tua chenyeis lang to 
bind doggis ; item of lang chenyeis to bind doggis at the foote of 
ane furme with ane lok thairat, i inde iii. 


Inventories. 1 640 . 

Inbnuar of gnv left fcg &tr Coline not to tic tttgpomt upon. 

BE it kend till all men . . . ws Sir Robert Campbell of Glenurquhy 
knycht, and Johne Campbell fear thairof, forsameikle as thair is ane 
band past . . . betuixt ws with consent of vmquhill Sir Coline 
Campbell of Glenvrquhy knycht ... of the daitt at Balloch the 
nynteine day of Maii the yeire of God M vi c and fourtie yeires : 
thairfore . . . wee ar bund ... to ... subscryve sufficient in- 
ventars of the Jewells, silver plaitt and vther silver work, insight 
plenisching, steilbow come and beir and strenthsilver, and ky young 
and old and wild meires left to ws be the said Sir Coline the tyme of 
his deceis in the houssis of Balloch and Finlarg and on the landis 
particularlie eftirspecifeit. Witt ye ws to mak . . . the particular 
inventar eftirspecifeit, wiz. Of Jewells left to ws be the said Sir Coline 
as said is, ane targatt of gold sett with thrie diamondis, four topaces 
or jacincts, ane rubbie and ane saphyre, enambled, given be king James 
the Fyft of worthie memorie to ane of the Laird of Glenurquhey his 
predicessours ; item ane round Jewell of gold sett with precious stones 
conteining tuentie nyne diamonds and four great rubbies, quhilk 
Queene Anna of worthie memorie Queene of Great Britane France 
and Irland gaue to vmquhill Sir Duncane Campbell of Glenvrquhy ; 
item ane gold ring sett with ane great diamond schapine lyke a heart 
and vther four small diamonds, quhilk the said Queene Anna of worthie 
memorie gaue to the said Sir Duncane ; item ane fair silver brotch 
sett with precious stones ; item ane stone of the quantitie of half a 

Inventories. 1 640. 


hen's eg sett in silver, being flatt at the ane end and round at the vther 
end lyke a peir, quhilk Sir Coline Campbell first Laird of Glenvrquhy 
woir quhen he faught in battell at the Rhodes agaynst the Turks, he 
being one of the Knychtis of the Rhodes ; item of great gold buttons 
iii xx vi ; item mair of silver work and vthers following ; of silver 
plaittis, tuelff ; of great silver chargers, four ; item ane great silver 
bassone with ane lawer partlie overgilt ; item ane lesser silver lawer with 
ane basone partlie overgilt ; item ane dussone of silver trencheors and 
ane dussone of silver sasers partlie overgilt ; item ane great silver cupe 
with ane cover double overgilt wrought with reasit work ; item ane 
vther great silver cupe ingraven, with ane cover partlie overgilt ; item 
ane vther great silver cuppe partlie overgilt with the Laird of Dun- 
trons airmes and name thairon ; item ane litle silver goblet double 
overgilt, with ane cover ; item ane vther silver cuppe partlie overgilt, 
with ane face on the bottome of it ; item ane vther micllen cuppe 
with ane cover partlie overgilt ; item ane vther lang schankit silver 
cuppe partlie overgilt ; item ane vther lang schankit silver cuppe not 
overgilt ; item mair ane vther great plaine silver cuppe with the 
Laird of Glenvrquhyes airmes on the bottome of it ; also ane vther 
plaine silver cuppe ; item ane vther silver cuppe and ane silver goblet ; 
item tua litle lang schankit silver cuppes for acavite ; item sex silver 
gobletts partlie overgilt that goes within other, with ane cover on them ; 
item ane silver saltfatt with ane cover partlie overgilt ; item ane vther 
silver salt fatt that standis vpone thrie round knops that hes tuo divi- 
siounes ; item ane vther silver salt fatt ; item ane silver lawer for 
vineger partlie overgilt ; item vther t-uo silver laweris for vineger ; 
item ane great maser with ane silver lip quhilk will conteine a quart, 


Inventories. 1 640. 

quhilk also hes ane silver foote ; item ane vther litle maser with silver 
lip and foote with ane cover double overgilt ; item ane round cope 
with ane silver lip ; item of plane silver spoones with the Lairdes 
name on theme, xi ; mair of silver spoones with round knapit endis 
overgilt, vi ; item mair of silver spoones in the pantries of Balloch 
and Finlarg, xxxviii ; item tuo silver footes for copes ; item mair 
ane vther silver spoone ; item ane great feildine peice of copper 
and aue vther feildine pece of iron ; item thrie hakbutts of found, 
quhairof ii of copper and ane of iron ; ane long small feildine peice of 
copper and tuo iron peices with chalmers ; tuo hakbutts of found of 
copper that ar in Glenvrquhy in the castell thairof ; item ane muskett 
indentit with bane overgilt and graven vpone the ratch with linit work ; 
ane vther long muskett with ane wark indentit having ane long blak 
lethron caise ; ane vther great long musket with the Lairds airmes 
gravin thairon ; mair tuo single musketts indentit with baine, quhairof 
the ane indentit with pearle, quhilk were gottin frae my Lord Burlie; 
ane vther double muskett with linit work ; thrie vther musketts 
with new stoks and warkis ; item ane tuo handit suord the hand 
quhairof is overlayed with velvet ; ane vther tuo handit suord with 
ane loose hand to be eikit thairto ; mair thrie cutthrott pistollis of 
copper, quhilk ar gravin, with new stokis and warkis ; item tuo steill 
targets and ane cork target ; item tuo stand of horsmens airmes fyve 
corsletts with thair headpeices and ring craiges, tuo gauntlet gloves, 
ane murrion of prufT and ane stand of blak horseuiens airmes, stoovd 
with brass naills, conteining ane head peice, ane craig peice, ane breist 
peice, ane bak peice, tuo schoulder peices and ane gauntlett glove ; 
item of silk bedis ; ane conteining four curtaines of rid Spanisch taffite 

Inventories. 1640. 


fassit with rid and blew silk fasses, and ane curtaine of rid sessnatt 
taffite, and ane pand of rid velvett brouderit with blew silk, with the 
Laird of Glenvrquhy and his Ladie thair names and airmes thairon, 
with ane reid steikit taffita matt ; ane vther blew silk bed, conteining 
thrie curtaines of blew Spanisch taffite and a curtaine of blew sesnat 
taffita, with ane fass of silk and ane pand of blew velvott brouderit with 
the Laird of Glenvrquhy and his Ladie thair names and airmes thairon, 
with ane blew steikit taffita matt ; ane vther bed of incarnatt London 
cloath embrouderit with blak velvott, conteining iii brouderit curtaines 
and tuo curtaines not brouderit, ane brouderit pand with the Laird and 
Lady Glenvrquhyes names and airmes thairon, with silk fasses and ane 
brouderit covering ; ane greine London cloath bed pasmentit with 
greine and orange silk laice, conteining ane pand with pasmentis 
and silk fasses and vi peice of pasmentit curtaines with ane covering of 
the same cloath pasmentit ; ane vther silk bed of changing taffite 
greine and yellow, conteining mi peice of curtaines, quhairof iii of 
Spauisch taffite and ane of cesnat taffite, with ane pand schewit with 
silk arid worsett with the Laird and Lady Glenvrquhy thair names 
and airmes thairon, with ane grein silk fass conteining ii peice with 
ane covering wrought with blue and yellow silk ; item of vther weill 
and sufficient common furnischt beds xvi, with all thair furniture 
requisite ; off arras work hingings, ii stand, conteining xi peices, and 
of common hingings, iiii stand, conteining xvi peice ; item of great 
cramosie velvott cuschiounes for the kirk, ii with thair great silk knops 
at the nooks and silk fosses about them, with thair reid callico 
coverings ; mair of cuschiounes of Turkie work xii, and of cuschiounes 
schewit on gallis, vi ; of dames boordcloathes ii, and of dornik scrvitts, 



Inventories. 1640. 

ii dussone ; of sufficient linnen boordcloathes, xxiiii ; and of sufficient 
linnen servitts, thretteine dussone ; of Holland scheittes ii pair, quhairof 
i pair schewit with hollie work ; of gude linnen towells, viii ; of linnen 
cupboordcloathes, iiii ; of greine chalmer countercloathes, vi ; of carpetts 
for chalmer tables, ii ; of greine countercloathes for the hall burdis, ii ; 
of peutor plaittis, viii dussone, quhairof meilde plaittes, xix; of tin 
trenscheours, vi dossone ; of tin sasers, v ; of brass pans, v ; of brassine 
potts viii, quhairof i great acavite pott ; of speittes, iiii ; ane pestell 
and ane morter ; of raxes, ii pair ; of goos pans, ii ; of beiff caul 
drons, i ; item of pictures of the Kings and Queenes of Scotland, 
xxiiii ; and of pictures of the Lairds and Ladies of Glenvrquhay 
and vther noblemen, xxxiiii; item ane greit genealogie brod pantit 
of all the Lairds of Glenvrquhy, and of those that ar come of the 
house of Glenvrquhy; mair tuo house knoks and ane chalmer 
knok ; item ane pair of litle organes in the chapell of Finlarg, and 
ane pair of harpsicords in Balloch ; item tuo brewine leds with tuo 
great maskine fatts ; ane vther brewine vessell ; mair tuo charter 
kists bandit with iron bands ; item ane litle schort hunting cuttles in 
the charterhouse ; mair Captane Gordoun his suord ; item of great 
ky in the Laird of Glenvrquhy his haill bowhoussis iii c xxiii, and of 
young ky and stirkis aught score and iii ; off wyld meires, xxiii ; of 
young meires xiiii ; of staigis x, and of cursours, vi ; item of scheipe 
and wedderis, v c in the Laird his haill scheip houssis; item mair 
sevine chandlers. And farder wee the saids Sir Kobert and Johne 
Campbells heirby obleissis to mak . . . sufficient particular inventaris 
of the haill buikis, timber wark, trunkis, kists, loks of doores, and iron 
yeattis within the houssis of Balloch and Finlarg, Castell Calquhorne, 

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Barchaltan, and Auchachallader . . . ; and farder it is heirby lykwyse 
declairit that thair is presentlie on the landis pertcining to the Laird 
of Glenvrquhy within the Scherefdomes of Perth and Argyle and 
Steuartries of Stratherne and Monteith, of steilbow corne, sexteine 
chalders small aittis ; and of steilbow beir, fyve chalders ; and of strenth 
silver and steilbow horss on the forsaids lauds, estiinat to be worth tuo 
thousand and fyve hundreth merkis, quhilk we also obleiss ws to mak 
furthcumand . . . Quhilk haill inventar abonewrittin wee the saids 
Sir Robert and Johne Campbells . . . declaires to be the just and trew 
inventar of the Jewells, silver wark, insight plenisching, steilbow come, 
beir, strenthsilver, ky young and old, and wild meires left be the 
said vmquhill Sir Coline to ws . . . and obleissis ws . . . to mak the 
samyne . . . furthcumand . . . and . . . nevir. to burdeine ... 
nor dispone upone the samyne . . . vnder all the hiest paines contenid 
in the foirsaid band ... In witnes quhairof, writtin be William 
Meiklejohne noter publict, wee . . . hes subscryvit thir presents with 
our handis at Balloch the sevinteine day of September 1640 yeires, 
before thir witnessis, Sir Patrik Ogilvie of Inchmartine, Ardchibald 
Campbell fear of Glenlyon, Patrik Campbell of Edinample, Ardchibald 
Campbell brother german to the Laird of Laweris, Robert Andersone 
his servitor, and the said William Meiklejohne wreitar heirof. 


of ttye JLairD of 
Courtis following* 

Item imprimis it is statute and ordanit that na maner of persone 
nor persones within the Laird of Glenurquhay his boundis and 
heretages quhatsumewir, quhaireuir the samen lyis within the realme 
of Scotland, mak murburne at na tyme in ony yeir earning bot yeirly 
in the moneth of March, conforme to the Act of Parliament, and that 
upone the Mount upone grass only, saiffand hedder and young wood 
outwith the hillis and sicht of all infield and manurit landis, under the 
pains contenit in the said Act of Parliament. 

2. Item it is statute and ordanit that na maner of persone or per 
sones within the foirsaidis boundis respectiue give meit drink hows 
rowme nor uther kynd of beild to aney maner of mane that schuitis 
at deir rae blakcokis etc. nor slay blakfish in tyme cuming, without the 
Lairdis awin licence first haid and obtenit thairto, under the pane of 
xx lib. toties quoties, and mair the wnlaw to be according to the Act 
of Parliament. 

Court Books. 1621. 

3. Item it is statute and ordanit that all heiddykis and faulddykis 
within the foirsaidis boundis respectiue be yeirly beittit bigit and 
upholdin be the awnaris and possessouris thairof sufficiently with divot 
earth and stane, under the pane of ten pundis money, ilk persone 
failyeand thairin, toties quoties. 

4. Item it is statute and ordauit that all maner of householderis 
within the foirsaidis boundis respectiue haive kailyeardis with suffi 
cient dykis kaill and utheris necessaris thairintill yeirly according to 
thair habilitie in tyme cuming, and that the saidis dykis be sua that 
nather horse meir nor kow goat nor scheip get within the samyn, under 
the pane of ten pundis toties quoties. 

5. Item it is statute and ordanit that no maner of personne nor 
persones within the boundis respectiue foirsaidis cast peitis yeirly in 
tyme cuming bot only with lawland peit spaudis, under the pane of ten 
pundis money toties quoties wnforgiwiri. 

6. Item it is statute and ordanit that ewirie tennent and cotter 
within the foirsaidis boundis respectiue sail leawe thair duelling 
housses at their remoweing thairfra as sufficient in all respectis as thei 
enterit thairto, ilk persone failyeand heirintill wnder the paine of ten 
pundis money toties quoties. 

7. Item it is statute and ordanit that na maner of persone nor 
personnes within the boundis respectiue abone nominat cutt no kynd 
of breir nor thorne but in the waxing of the moone yeirlie in tyme 



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cuming, ilk persone failyeand heirin under the paine of fyve pundis 
wnlaw toties quoties. 

8. Item it is statute and ordanit that ewirie tennent and taxsman 
within the boundis respectiue abone specefeit (that hes leyland for 
cornis) draw water throw the samen landis at the sicht of the Lairdis 
officiaris respectiue, giue it may be drawin, for guiding of the land, 
under the paine of fyve pundis toties quoties in cais of failyie. 

9. Item it is statute and ordanit that all tennentis and cottaris within 
the boundis respectiue befoir mentionat set and plant young tries 
within thair kailyeardis yeirlie during the occupatiounes of thair landis 
as followis viz. ewrie tennent and taxsman of ane merkland sail set 
and plant yeirly within thair saidis kailyeardis sex young tries, and 
evrie cottar thrie tries, and sua furth according to samaney merklandis 
as they occupie yeirly during thair occupatioun viz. ather aik asch or 
plane trie, and sua sone as they ar reddy to tak up agane, that they be 
sett in the maist comodious pairtis of thair saidis occupatiounes, under 
the pane of fyve pundis toties quoties ; and that the gairdnar within the 
samen boundis furneish the saidis tries yeirly for tua penneyis the peice : 
under the said paine toties quoties incais of failyie. 

10. Item it is statute and ordanit that ewirie tennent taxsman and 
occupiar of landis within the boundis respectiue abonementionat draw 
yeirly in dew tyme to thair middingis for guiding of ilk merkland 
possest be thame the number of thrie scoir leadis of earth, under the 
paine of fy we pundis toties quoties incais of failyie. 

Court Books. 1621. 


11. Item it is statute and ordanit that na maner of persone nor per- 
sones within the saidis boundis respectiue hauld swyne in tyme cuming, 
under the pane of confiscatioun thairof and ten pundis money of 
wnlaw toties quoties in caice of failyie. 

12. Item it is statute and ordanit that na maner of persone nor 
persones within the boundis respectiue abone expremit cut broume at 
no tyme of yeir within the samen boundis, without the Lairdis licence 
haid and obtenit first thairto, under the paine of fyve pundis toties 
quoties incais of failyie. 

13. Item it is statute and ordanit that na cattell scheip or uther 
guidis within the boundis respectiue abone rehersit salbe callit to the 
Mounth scheillingis or girssingis or flitting thairby bot be the month, 
except ane horse with carreage and ane man in his head ; and.quhat- 
ewir number of carrege hors they shall haive that ane man be in the 
head of the formest horse, and the uther bund to the taill, and that 
thair be ane man with euirie tua horse ; and gif thair be ane waik kow 
that may not travell to the heid dykis that ane bird be attending on 
hir, and give thair be ma waik ky lat thair be ma hirdis, under the paine 
of ten pund to be payit be the dissobeyer toties quoties ; and ane 
commone gait is ordeanit to be hauldin aucht fute of breid that ane 
horse may gang by ane uther not spilland the cornis. 

14. Item it is statute and ordanit that evirie persone haiveand landis 
within the boundis befoir mentionat salbe forrester of the woodis 
thairof and be ansuerable to the Laird for the samyn. 


Court Books. 1621. 

15. Item it is statute and ordanit that euirie tennent within the 
saidis boundis respectiue mak four croscattis of irone for slaying of the 
wolff yeirly in tyme cuming, under the paine of four pundis money 
toties quoties incais of failyie. 

16. Item it is statute and ordanit that na tennent within the boundis 
respectiue foirsaidis suffer nather ruck hoddit craw nor pyatis to big 
nor clek in thair rowmes or possessiounes at any tyme heireftir, under 
the paine of fourtie schilling ; and quhat nichtbour so euir sail refuis to 
help to herie thame sail pay uther xl s. wnlaw toties quoties incais 
of failyie. 

17. Item it is statute and ordanit that all and quhatsumeuir actiounes 
questiounes quarrellis contraversies or debaitis standing wndecydit or 
that salhappin to occur or be movit within the boundis respectiue 
befoir specifeit be persewit within the space of thrie yeiris eftir the 
samyn may be iustly persewit (except the pairties or aney ane of thame 
be minoris and of les aige ; or that they or ony of thame be fund and 
specially the defender not duelland on the Lairdis heretages) or ellis 
the samyn sail not be hard in judgement thaireftir hot the defenderis 
absoluit simpliciter thairfra in tyme cuming. 

18. Item it is statute and ordanit that all eattin and distroyit cornis 
with guidis and bestiall be comprysit yeirly in tyme cuming be honest 
nichtbouris immediatly eftir the distructioun thairof, or otherwayis the 
samyn sail nawayes be hard in court or plant ; bot the samyn being 
comprysit, the pairtie damnifiet salbe hard and haive summar iustice 

Court Books. 1621. 


and quhatewir beis decernit to him thair salbe alse meikill to the 

19. Item it is statute and ordanit that euirie tennent possessour and 
occupiar of ane merkland within the foirsaidis boundis respectiue saw 
ane boll of wncouth seid thairin yeirly in tyme cuming, and euirie xl d. 
land ane firlot of wncouth eatis, and on ilk half merkland ii firlotis 
of the saidis eatis ; and sua furth as they occupy pro tanto, under the 
paine of fyve pundis incais of failyie toties quoties. 

20. Item it is statute and ordanit that thair salbe cunstaris of aill 
yeirlie in tyme cuming in all the browstar houssis in all the boundis 
respectiue befoir specifeit, and according as they sail find the aill 
worthie the samen salbe sua sauld, and the cunstaris to convein yeirlie 
on ilk Sonday to that effect ; and the broustaris to brew ilk weik on 
Thursday preceisly to the effect thei may haive aill on evirie Sonday 
to be provin be the cwnstaris appointit thairto ; ilk ane of the saidis 
cunstaris not conveinand to this effect under the paine of fourtie 
schillingis for dissobedience, and ilk disobeyand browstar for thair 
pairtis uther xl s. wnlaw wnforgiwin, and that conforme to the seuerall 
actis of courtis to be maid heiranent. 

21. Item it is statute and ordanit that thair be sufficient poind- 
fauldis within the haill boundis perteining to the Laird of Glenurquhay 
yeirly in tyme cuming, conforme to the tennoris of the particular actis 
of his courtis to be maid and proclamit thairanent, under the panis to 
be contenit thairintill. 



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22. Item it is statute and ordanit that quhosoeuir persewis aney 
actioun in tyme cuming, being anes decreitit be the Laird or be the 
assyis abefoir, (within the boundis respectiue befoir rehersit) sail pey 
to the Laird ten pundis money of wnlaw wnforgiwin toties quoties. 

23. Item it is statute and ordanit that ewirie miller and smith 
within the boundis respectiue foirsaidis sail haive fourtie schillingis 
yeirlie out of thair tbirlages respectiue for uphaulding of thair myllis 
and smythes waterticht in tyme cuming. 

24. Item it is statute and ordanit that ewirie tennent and possessour 
of landis within the boundis respectiue foirsaidis that hauldis ane cottar 
without peittis and ane kailyeard with cornis conforme thairto in tyme 
cuming sail pay to the Laird v lib. of wnlaw toties quoties ; and ilk 
cottar that hauldis aney wagabound or jeill persone in houshald or 
companey with him sail pey fourtie schillingis toties quoties. 

25. Item it is statute and ordanit that the officiaris within the 
boundis respectiue foirsaidis sail ammit and tyne thair fies, that yeir 
that [thei] or oney of thame respectiue for thair awin pairtis knawis not 
quhat tennent or cottar settis young tries, and quha settis nane, yeirly 
in tyme cuming, conforme to the act of Court maid thairanent. 

26. Item it is statute and ordanit that quhatsumewir tennentis ane 
or ma or thair seruandis within the foirsaidis boundis respectiue 
intromet with or uptak oney uther sek or pok or uther kynd of graith 
quhatsumewir except thair awin at carreage or utherwayis in the 

Court Books. 1621. 


Lairdis seruices in tyme cuming sail pey ten mark money of wnlaw 
toties quoties unforgivin. 

27. Item it is statute and ordanit that quhatsuuiewir persone or 
persones salhappin to cute or oney wayis distroy oney young tries set 
or to be sett and plantit in tyme cuming within the boundis respectiue 
foirsaidis or oney pairt thairof sail pey to the Laird xx lib. money 
of wnlaw, and the Laird sail give ten pund of Tascell siluer to oney 
persone that salhappin to foirsie him of the contraveinar heirof toties 

28. Item it is statute and ordanit that quhatsumewir persone or 
persones wyfis ane or ma within the boundis respectiue abone mentionat 
salhappin to drink in aney broustar hous within the samyn boundis 
in tyme cuming, without the companey of thair husbandis, sail pey xx s. 
of wnlaw to the Laird, and for euirie chopin they sail drink they sail 
sit xxiiii houris in the lang gadde. 

29. Item it is statute and ordanit that na maner of persone nor per 
sones within the boundis respectiue befoir mentionat sail cast and win 
no maner of peitis in tyme cuming within aney corne landis of the 
samyn boundis, under the paine of ten pundis toties quoties ; and that 
thair be no maner of slattagavellis of aney tymber upone aney hous or 
houssis within the foirsaidis boundis in tyme cuming, under the said 
paine of ten pundis toties quoties. 

30. Item it is statute and ordanit that no maner of persone nor per 
sones within the boundis respectiue befoir rehersit labor nor manur no 


Court Books. 1621. 

kynd of landis within the space of sexteine fate to aney rivir sik as 
Urquhay, Dochart, or Loquhay, and within aucht fute to aney uther 
great water les nor the saidis riveris, in tyme cuming, ilk persone 
dissobeyand wnder the pane of tuentie pundis toties quoties sua oft 
as the samin sal happin. 

31. Item vpone the xxvii day of Aprill in anno 1618 yeiris, it is 
statute and ordanit that the awnar of ewirie horse meare staig or fillie 
that beis gottin on cornis beir etc. in tyme cuming sail pey to the 
pairtie damnifeit or skaithit viii d. money out of ilk fute of the saidis 
horse mear staig fillie, and out of ilk fute of ky and stirkis iiii d. money, 
and out of ilk fute of goat wedderis and scheip ii d. money, to the 
pairtie damnifiet as said is, besyd ane wnlaw to the Laird toties quoties. 

32. Item upon the xi day of Maii in anno 1618 yeiris, in ane court 
hauldin at Tomnayngill, it is statute and ordanit that quhatsumewir 
persone or persones salhappin to refuis thair nichtbour or nichtbouris 
to help to coinpryis distroyit cornis or beir in breir or utherwayis in 
tyme cuming, that persone or persones refuisand sail pey the heall 
skaith and interest to the pairtie damnifiet, besyd the Lairdis wnlaw 
toties quoties. 

33. Item in the court hauldin at Killin the 4 day of December 1618 
yeiris, it is statute and ordanit that no cadger or uther trafficar hant 
frequent nor repair endlang the brigis of Killin or oney of thame in 
tyme cuming, under the paine of fyve pundis money unforgivin toties 

Court Books. 1G21. 


34. In the court hauldin at Finlarg the xvi day of Maii 1621, it is 
statute and ordanit that ilk tennent sail seik and persew for the steilbo 
eatis and beir and etrenth siluer within the space of tua yeiris eftir 
they mell with the rowrne, or uther wayis nevir to be hard to persew the 
samyn thairefter. 

35. In the court hauldin at Finlarg the thrid day of Julii 1G21, it is 
statute and ordanit, with aduyis and consent of the heall tennentis, 
that quhasoewir cuttis aney of the Laird of Laweris woodis, and the 
Laird of Glenlyounis woodis, without thair awin live and licence, that 
they sail pey fourtie schillingis money wulaw to the Laird of Glenur- 
quhay thair rnaister, and uther fourtie schillingis money to the Laird of 
Laweris, and fourtie schillingis to the Laird of Glenlyoun. 

36. In the court hauldin at Candinoir the xxviii of December 1621, 
it is statute and ordanit that na persone or persones nather man nor 
woman drink within ane Browstar hous bairneyeard, nor within aney 
biggingis pertening to the hoisteller, except he or they haive travellit 
audit myles thairto (except brydellis) and gif they do in the contrair 
they sail pay four pundis money of wnlaw toties quoties, and alse gif 
the browstar sell aney aill to aney persone or persones, abone ane pynt 
aill to be drunken in thair awin houses, they sail pey in lyk inaner four 
pund money of wnlaw toties quoties, and gif they mister aill to send for 
the samin and drink it in thair awin housses, and gif the browster refuis 
iher to sell aill to thame for siluer, or upone ane sufficient pledge, he 
sail pey ane wnlaw, and gif they releve not thair pledge within aucht 
dayis it salbe leisum to the broustaris to sell and put auay the pledge 


Court Books. 1622. 

to quhom they pleis, and quha ewir delaitis quha contravenis this act 
sail haive fourtie schillingis money Taskell siluer to try it out. 

37. In the court hauldin at Candmoir the xi of Januar 1622, 
it is statute and ordanit that na wobstar tak mar for the weyfing of 
ane guid heud plaid bot ane firlot meill or els the price thairof, and 
they sail tak for weyffing of ane gray plaid of half hewis tua pekis 
meill and tua schillingis siluer, and they sail tak for ane gray plaid that 
hes bot ane sprang of hewis i pek ii lipes meill and tua schilling siluer, 
and they sail tak for weyffing of small lynning and small triedling 4 d. 
for ilk ell thairof, i pek ii lipes meill and tua pund cheis for ilk disson 

Item it is statute and ordanit that na vobstar sail tak mair for 
weyfing of gray claith and skouringis bot ii d. the ell and ane pek 
meill for ane dissoun, and for tartane 4 d. for ilk ell, ane pek ii lipes 
meill out of ilk dissoun, and that na wobstar tak in na ma wobis to 
wirk quhill they haive wrocht and outred theis wobis that they haif 
takin in, and they to haive xl dayis space thairto, quhairin gif they 
failyie, and gif the wobstaris observe and keip not thir actis, ilkane of 
thame to pey ten pundis money wnlaw toties quoties. 

38. In the court hauldin at Finlarg the penult day of August, it is 
statuit and ordainit that no browstar refuis aill to honest auld countrey 
men ather be day or be nicht quhen they pleis to send for it, and if the 
aill be in the hous and the broustaris refuisand, to pey iiii lib. money 
wnlaw, becatis they refuisit the sainen ; and it salbe leisurn to thame 
to cum with the officiar to brek up the hous dor and tak out the aill 

Court Books. 1623. 


and gif it to the puir ; and ordauis the haill tennentis and comouns to 

cum and makcomptrekningand payment to the broustaris ilk moneth 

for the aill that they haive gottin, and if they failye thairin it salbe 

leistim to the broustaris nowayis to sell mair aill to thame. 

39. Item in the samen court abonewrittin, it is statuit and ordanit 

that the tennentis that ar obleist to cutt and lead fearnis and thak to 

the Lairdis housses in Finlarg and uther pairtis lead and putt in the 

samen yeirly in tyme cuming befoir Michelmes, or ellis to pey ane 

wnlaw at the Lairdis modifications 

40. In the court hauldin at Candmoir the sevint day of November 

1622, it is statute and ordanit, be the advyse of the heall tennentis and 

milleris, that ilk tennent sail haiue libertie and priuilege to knok ane 

firlot of beir, and ilk cottar to haive libertie to knok tua pekis beir, ilk 

yeir multour frie, and gif they knok aney mair to pay multour thairfor, 

or ellis ane multour aith to the milleris. 

41. In the court hauldin at Finlarg the tuelt day of Mairche anno 

1623, it is statuit and ordanit be the advyse and consent of the heall 

comouns and tennentis that thair be ane poindfauld biggit in Badour, 

and ilk kow that beis fund in the forrest of Mamelorne or within the 

boundis or merchis thairof to pey xl s., and ilk meir and ilk hors fund 

thairiu to pey fyve merkis of wnlaw, and Patrik Campbell of Murlag- 

anbeg forrester to haue pouar to put in the saidis gudis quhen they ar 

fund in the forrest and to tak up thir wnlawis to the Lardis use. 

42. In the samen court abonewrittin, it is statute and ordanit 

Court Books. 1623. 

[that] quhaeuir mellis or intromettis with aney defunctis geir, without 
the officiar and famous witnesses be present at thair intromissioun, to 
pey ten pund wnlaw toties quoties. 

In the court hauldin at Candmoir the xxi day of Aprill anno 1623, 
it is statute and ordanit be the Laird, with the advyse and consent 
of the heall comouns and tennentis, that quhatsumeuer persone or 
persones that salhappin to be executouris or intromettouris with 
minouris geir in tyme cuming, that the saidis executouris or intromet 
touris salbe astrictit bund and obleist to sustene and interteney the 
saidis minouris at the sicht of four honest nichtbouris, utherwayis to 
tyne thair geir that they intromett with, and to pay alse meikall of ane 
wnlaw to the Laird. 

In the samen court, it is statute and ordanit that eviry tennent 
sail put out thair heall ky hors nolt and scheip outwith thair heid 
dykis fra the first of Maii and reinane quhill the aucht day of Junii 
yeirly, and fra the 8 day of Junii to pas to scheillingis and remane 
quhill the fyftene day of Julii yeirly, and nane to cum hame befoir ane 
uther, except a kow that is a lifting, or ane seik man or ane seik 
woman to hauld ane kow besyd thame to gif milk. 

Item it is statute gif auey waiff horssis be fund that they be put 
in ane poindfauld be the apprehendaris and proclamit at the kirk. 

Item it is statute that eviry toun mak thair poindfauld, uther 
wayis the tennentis of the samen toun to pey ten pundis money of 

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Item it is statute and ordanit that quha euer hes a skabbit hors 
and putis him out wnvached, except on his awin grass, that it salbe 
leissum to aney man that findis and apprehendis the said skabbit hors 
to cast him over ane craig and brek his neck. 

Item it is statute and ordanit that ilk strainger cadger sail pey 
aucht penneyis at the brig of Killin for evry lead of salt that they 
carey athrocht the bridges, and that ewiry countrey manis hors that 
caries peatis hedder or aney uther graith sail pey iiii d. for ilk horse 
lead. And alse it is statute that ilk country cadger sail haive 4 d. 
inair for ilk lipe of salt nor straingeris getis. 

In the court hauldin at Finlarg the 2 of September 1623, it is 
statute and ordanit, be the advyse of the heall comounis and tennentis, 
that incais it salhappin aney puir minouris to depairt this mortall lyff 
in tyme cuming throw default and want of sustentatioun fra the 
persones executouris or intromettouris with thair parentis guidis or geir, 
the saidis executouris and intromettouris sail pay the iust and equall 
half of the saidis guidis and geir that they intromettit with to the 
taskeller and reveiller of the minouris quha begis and deis for want, and 
the uther half of the said geir to be gevin to the Laird, quha sail cans 
the samen be distributit and pairtit amongis the puir. 

In the court hauldin at Balloch on the v of Januar anno 1624, it is 
statute and ordanit that sua schone as houssis biggingis or heid dykis 
ar comprysit, that the interand tennent sail big the samen houssis 
biggingis and heid dykis conforme to the said comprysing as he wes payit 



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within half a yeir thairefter ; and ordanis the official- to go and visit 
the samen to be sufficient ; and gif he failye, he to pey ten pund wnlaw, 
and the interand tennent to pey alse meikill, incais he failye in bigging 
of the houssis, according to the comprysing as he ressauit peyment fra 
the tennent that remowit thairfra. 

It is statute and ordanit that na murburne quher aney wod or danger 
of wod is neir hand be maid at no tyme cuming, without thair be sex 
honest nichtbouris with the persone that niakis the same inurburne, 
quhais opinioun he sail tak to the doing thairof, to await on it sua lang 
as it burnes and to quench it agane, and to cheis the day and the 
wind convenient, and gif they failye, ilk persone to pey fourtie pund of 
wnlaw toties quoties. 

It is statute and ordanit that thair be a poindfauld biggit on the 
ten merk land of Clochran, and Finlay M'Ewin and Gillemarten 
M'Finlay Vlllemarten to be principallis thairfoir ; ane uther poind 
fauld on Auchmoir, Duncan M'Ewar thairfoir ; ane vther poindfauld on 
Kinnaldy Sleuch and Acharne, Finlay M'Nab of Bovane thairfoir ; and 
ane poindfauld on the sex pund land of Lickis, Johne Dow M'Ewar 
thairfoir ; on the xiii merk land of Ardchalzies ane poindfauld ; Led- 
charrie, Eddirraveneach and the Suy vi lib land ane poindfauld to be 
biggit, Patrik M'Nab and Donald M'Connochie V'Aclerycht to be princi 
pallis ; on the laudis of Eyich, Innerhervy and Innerardarrone ane 
poindfauld to be biggit, Callum M'Ean V'lllechrist and Donald Roy 
M'Farlane to be] principallis ; on Dowinch, Innerchagernay, Leiragan 
ane pund fauld to be biggit, Duncan M'Nab and Johne M'Intyir princi- 

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pallis thairfoir ; Achessan, Ewar and Craigrarey ane pund fauld, Johne 
Dow M'Connochie V'Nesker and Donald MTatrik principallis thairfoir; 
Inchewin, Bowocliter and Auchlyne ane pund fauld, Alexander M'Finlay 
V'Nab debtour thairfoir ; on Blarneskea, Creitchosh and Craighur ane 
poind fauld, Duncane Dow M'Nab and Callum M'Gibone debtouris 
thairfoir ; on Bovane and the tua Ardnagaltis ane poindfauld, Johne 
Boy M'Donald V'Nab and Duncane M'Nesker defcouris thairfoir ; on 
the Kirktoun of Killin and Craignavey ane poind fauld, Ewin Campbell 
and Johne M'Thomas principallis thairfoir; on the viii merkland 
of Moyerlonich and on the tua merkland of Candknok ane pind 
fauld, James Campbell and Mureich M'Gillerioch principallis thair 
foir ; on Murlaganmoir, Murlaganbeg and Daldravaig ane pund fauld, 
Duncan M'Oleis and Duncan M'Nab principallis thairfoir ; on 
Corricharmik ane pind fauld, Patrik Dow Campbell thairfoir ; on 
Bottnornay Moir, Bottnornay Beg and Dalgardy ane pind fauld, Coline 
Campbell and Donald Oig M'Vane; on Terray and Tullycht ane 
poind fauld, Johne Do\v M'Wirzicht and Johne Dow M'Donald Roy 
Wane ; on the 8 markland of Craig a poindfauld, Finlay M'Gille- 
moyle and Gillechrist Roy M'Intaillour ; on the ten merkland of 
Finlarg ane poind fauld, Callum M'Kenrik principall thairfoir. 


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Aprilis anno Domini millesimo sexcentesimo vigesimo primo per 
honorabilem virum dominum Duncanum Campbell de Glenur- 
quhay militem, suosque balliuos, clericum, officiarium, ceteraque 
curie membra ; sectis vocatis, curia legitime affirmata. 

Archbaldus M'Nesker, Dempster. 


Archbald M'Donchie in Blar- 

Johnne Dow M'Gillechrist in 

Finlay Dow M'Instalker in Cran- 


Patrik M'Avyre thair. 
Duncan Dow M'Nab in Morinch. 
Johnne M'Cairlycht in Morinch. 
Williame Meinzies thair. 


Patrik M'Lauran in Crannycht. 
Duncan M'Cairlycht thair. 
Johnne M'Thomas in Killin. 
Callum M'Kenrik in Finlarg. 
Ewar M'Gillechrist in Killin. 
Finlay M'Gillevene inTirarthour. 
Donald M'Ean Y'Aclerycht in 

Allaster M'Finlay V'Nab in 



Johnne Dow M'Kenrik in Drissag. 
The Weddo in the Leatter. 

The quhilk day Donald M'Oldouycht in Ardtatill persewis Patrik 
M'Agowin in Barchastellane for cumming to his awine hous and 
blooding and striking of him with ane suord, and for the hurting of his 

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hand, and alse for spoilyeing him of his bow and durk and away taking 
of xx s. out of his purse. The assyis haiveing tryit and examinat this 
blood and wrang convictis the defender in blood, and the persewar in 

The quhilk day Archbald M'Eane official* in Glenurquhay, in name 
of the Laird, persewis Patrik M'Agowin in Barchastellane for hurting 
and dinging of Duncane Bane M'Eane seruitour to the Laird of Laweris 
with ane sourd and quhinger in the heid, to the greit effusioun of his 
bloode. The defender grantis the bloode and thairfoir is convict for 
the samen according to his awin confessioun etc. 

Duncan Dow M'Bay in Ardtatill persewis the said Patrik M'Agowin 
in Barchastellan for blooding of him with ane sourd and hurting of 
him thairwith in the hand. The assyis convictis the defender in 

The quhilk day Johnne and Patrik M'Agownes findis Duncan 
Rioch M'Gillepatrik V'Nicoll in Succoth cautioner for thame that 
they sail mak guid seruice to the countray, and that under the paine 
of fourtie pundis money ; and alse the said Patrik M'Agowin oblissis 
him to find sufficient cautioun, under the pane of fourtie pundis 
money, that he sail not trubill oppres or molest nane of the Lairdis 
tennentis nor seruandis in tyme cuming, under the foirsaid pane of 
xl lib. 

The quhilk day Marie Nicoleis spous to umquhile Johne M'Eanroy 
is challangit and accusit for recepting of thrie great ky, quhilkis wer 


Act of 
for Johnne 
and Patrik 
M'Ago wines. 


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Girssing of 
Auld Clas- 


stollin fra umquhile Duncan M'Onachtan, bowman in Bottnornay Beg 
in anno 1G02. The assyis decernis and ordanis the said Marie 
Nicoleis to mak peyment to the Laird of ane mairt, price of the samen 
tuentie fyve merkis. 

The quhilk day the Laird persewis Johnne Dow M'Eanroy as execu- 
tour and intromettour with the guidis and geir of his umquhile brother 
Angus M'Eanroy, quha wes ane theif. The heall assyis decernis and 
ordanis the defender as the executour to his umquhile brother to mak 
peyment to the Laird of i mairt, price thairof xxv merkis. 


It is ordanit that Robert Campbell of Glenfalloch and Archibald 
M'Ean officiar sail try at auld men, sic as Malcome Dow M'Gillechrist 
and Gillechrist M'Gillespick and Nicoll M'Ean Roy, to quhome the 
girssing of Auld Clascheta perteinis. 

The quhilk day James Broune and Kaithrene Grahame his spous 
persewis Johnne Grahame of Braklie for the soume of tuentie merkis 
money with the profeit and annuelrent thairof restand thir fyftene 
yeiris bygane. This actioun being at lenth hard and considderit be 
the assyis, in sted of all uther probatioun the samen was referrit 
simpliciter to the defenderis aith of veritie, and he refuisand to depone 
and gif his aith thairintill, the heall assyis decernis and ordainis the 
said Johnne Grahame to mak peyment of tuentie merkis money, 
and that becaus of the saidis persewaris aith givin thairupone in 
presens of the defender, and he refuisand to depone as said is ; and 

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ordanis the s t aid Johnne Grahame to inak peyment of the said soume 
of tuentie merkis within tcrme of law, under the pane of poinding of 
his reddiest guidis and geir. 

The quhilk day Johnne M'Gillernartene V'Inleich persewis Johnne 
M'Gillegarvie in Blarneskea as cautioner for Duncan M'Andro in 
Leragane for v coupillis of ane byr and iii coupillis of ane barne of 
Urissak comprysit. The heall assyis decernis and ordanis the said 
Johnne M'Gillegarvie as cautioner for the said Duncan M'Andro to 
pey to the persewar ii pekis meill ii quarteris cheis ane pynt butter 
and ii quartis aill in contentatioune of the heall clame. 

1621, curia legitime affirmata. 

Nota. The Assyisaris of the former Court ar also Assyisaris of 

this Court. 

Larg and Brianchalzie Johnne Dow M'Donchie Stewart, Patrik 
Stewart in Larg, Robert Dow M'Ean V'James, Johnne Dow 
M'William, Johnne Dow M'Keich, Johnne Dow M'Jok, Fynlay 
Kyll cottar ; the saidis Johnne Dow M'Donchie Stewart and remanent 
persones abone namit ar accusit for cutting of aik, asch, birk, alrone, 
hassell, and sauch, for schuiting withe hagbute at wyld foule deir and 
rae, for casting of peitis withe torskenis. The said Johnne Dow 
M'Donchie Stewart is absoluit ; Patrik Stewart is convict for cutting of 
ane leid of commoun wood and for casting of peitis withe torskenis ; 



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the said Kobert M'Dow M'Ean V'James is convict for cutting of half 
ane leid of sauch and for casting of peitis withe torskenis; Johnne 
Dow M'William is convict for cutting of tua leid of haissell and 
sauch ; Johnne Dow M'Keich is convict for cutting of four leid 
of wod and for casting of peitis with torskenis ; Finlay Kyle cottar 
is convict in the lyk pointis ; Johnne Dow M'Jok is convict in the lyk 

Strongarwald Walter Stewart, Donald Millar; the said Walter 

grantis he raif up sum sauch and haisseill to teill land, and 

is convict for casting of his peitis with torskenis ; the said Donald 
Miller absent. 

die deciino septimo mensis Novembris, anno Domini millesimo 
sexcentesimo vigesimo primo 

The quhilk day Elspet Neindonald spous to Johnne Dow M'Alaster 
persewis Johnne M'Indoer officiar for cumming to hir hous and 
wrangoslie poinding ane pott fra hir without ane warrand. The 
assyis absolues the defender, seing he poindit the pot be vertew of 
ane rolment of Court and decreit, quhilk he producit in presens 
of the assyis, quhairupon the said Johnne M'Indoer tuik act. 

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vigesimo mensis Februarii, anno Domini 1622. . . . 

Donald M'Gillefedder sone to umquhile Johnne Kioch M'Gillefedder, 
persewis Donald Taillour in Morinch for passing with him to Laweris 
and filling him full of drink, and taking away the kie of his umquhile 
fatheris kist fra him, and for wrangous intrometting and taking out of 
the said kist ten doubill angellis of gold and fourtie merkis of siluer and 
sindrie uther graith. The heall assyis heaving tryit and examinat the 
defender anent this persute, they haive ordanit him to cleing himself 
thairof be sex persones of tuell persones that thei wald nominat and 
chuis, or be 4 persones of 8 persones that thei wald chuis, quhilk the 
said defender did, and cleingit him self in presens of the assyis be the 
4 of 8 persones nominat be them for that effect, quhairupone the said 
defender tuik act. 

Donald Taillour M'Gillechrist in Morinch persewis N'Vane in 
Morinch for a pock of eird that scho tuik af Tomnayngell and brocht 
it to M'Olanes hous, and thairefter to his, quhairby sen syne the 
persewaris geir hes not lukit with him and his cornes growis not ; 
absolues the defender at this tyme, and dischairges all persones fra useing 
of the said pok of eird in tyme cuming, seing it inclynis to no guid hot 
to ane ewill custome. 

Johnne Kioch M'Gillevene in Craig coft fra Patrik M'Lauran storer 
twa mairtis, quhairof ane of thame was sauld be him to Ewar M'Ewar 
bowman, the uther mairt sauld to Donald Dow M'Nokerd bowman 



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in Cambiswirrycht, contrair the Lairdis actis, quhairby it is ordauit 
[that] quha ever byis ane mairt fra any, except fra the storer to slay, sail 
pey fourtie pund wnlaw, and quhaewer sellis the mairt overagane to 
pey uther xl lib. wnlaw. 

Johnne Dow M'Instalker is persewit for steilling of ane of the Lairdis 
ky, and in takin thairof he sauld hir to Johnne Dow M'Gregour 
V'Patrik in Stratherne efter Andersmes or thairby 1621. The said 
Johnne Dow M'Instalker is absoluet fra this persute be his aith of 

Februarii, anno Domini 1622. 

Johnne Dow M'Instalker in Clochran persewis Patrik M'Nab of 
Swy for taking away of his awin fied hird, and tyning of thrie ky 
quhilkis wer slane be the wolf. The assyis decernis and ordanis the 
said Patrik M'Nab to pey twa merkis money, and ane pair of schone in 
contentatioun of the clame. 

Finlay M'Connoquhay V'Aclerycht in Ledcharry persewis Gillechrist 
M'Donchie VGillechrist for ane schutting bow, price thairof xii lib. 
The assyis decernis the defender to delyuer the bow to the persewar, 
and alse fourtie schillingis money for the skaith the said bow hes 
gottin be the defender. 

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octauo mensis Martii, anno Domini 1622. 

Item the assyis of Court considdering that the brigis of Killin ar 
lyklie to decay and fall doun : Thairfoir they decerne and ordanis the 
heall cadgeris to bring thrie dissoun of buirdis amongis thame to help 
to mend and repair the saidis brigis ; and gif the cadgeris failye, the 
assyis decernis ilk ane of thame to pey fourtie schillingis money of 

sexto mensis Maii, anno Domini 1622. . . . 

James M'Kewny complenis on Duncan M'Donald that quhair he 
pat his cornis in the myln and desyrit the milleris to grind the samyn, 
seing himself wes directit wast to the carreage, and that his wyf and 
puir bairnes wes almost lyk to starve for hunger, nevertheles the said 
Duncane M'Donald gaif ane expres command to the milleris nawayes to 
grind the said persewaris cornis quhill the said Donald wer payit of 
vi s. 8d. money allegit auchtand to him be the persewar. The assyis 
of court findis the said Duncane M'Donald in ane wrange for refuising 
to grind the persewaris comes, and to poind at his awin hand aganes 
all reassoun and equitie. 


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The quhilk day Johnne Dow M'lllecheir younger miller findis 
Johnne Dow M'Alaster in Balnasoome cautioner for him, that he sail 
not play at cairtis and dyce with Andro Kippen gairdner in Balloch, 
at no tyme heirefter under the pane of tuenty pundis money. 

CURIA IUSTICIARIE TENTA APOD CANDMOiR vigesimo septimo die mensis 
Januarii, anno Domini rnillesimo sexcentesimo vigesimo tertio, per 
honorabilem virum Colinum Campbell feodatarium de Glenur- 
quhay, justiciarium in hac parte, virtute littere commissionis 
S. D. N. Kegis, de data apud Edinburgh nono die mensis 
Januarii instantis, clericum, officiai-ium, cseteraque curiee membra ; 
sectis vocatis, et curia legitime affirmata. 

Johnne M'Gillecheir, Dempster. 

Nomina Assisce. 

Johnne Campbell in Portbane. 
Alexander Kobertsone in Fernay. 
Archibald Menzies in Garth. 
Donald Doer in Tullichwoyllen. 
Duncane M'Donald in Balli- 

Johnne Hoy Campbell in Cand- 


George Dow in Ballnaskeage. 
Duncane Menzies in Tennave. 
Johnne Menzies in Stuikis. 
Duncan Leitch in Dunnoquheill. 

Gillechrist M'Achrerer in Auchieinch. 
Donald M'Connochie Vane in Auchotner. 
Callum M'Neill V'Connoche in Fernay. 
Coline Campbell in Dalgardy. 
Donald Glas M'Ewin in Aucharne. 

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Gillecrist M'Intaillour and Marie N'Gregour thair dittay following. 

Item imprimis thow Gillechrist M'Intaillour art accusit for the 
thifteous stelling of tua scheip frome on the viii of De 

cember 1622 or thairby, and in takin thairof ye wes takin in the Craig 
of Culdar about xi houris at nicht on the tent of the said moneth of 
December, quhair ye haid the flesh of the said scheip hiddin with yow. 
The said Gillechrist confessis the steilling of the said tua scheip. 

Item thou art accusit for the thifteous stelling and auay taking of 
ane scheip fra on the xv day of August 1622 or thairby, and in 

takin thairof Callum Dow M'Olane met with yow the samen nicht, and 
sua schone as ye saw him ye fled and lay doun among the cornis, and 
quhen he cam to yow he fand the flesh of the said scheip on your 
bak and challangit yow thairupone. The said Gillechrist confessit 
that he did steill the said scheip out of ane fauld in Laweris. 

Item thow art accusit for the thifteous steilling of ane kow fra 
Donald Dow M'Alester V'Eane in Ballimenach in Fernay, fyve yeir 
sence or thairby ; and in takin thairof thow maid satisfactioun to him 
for the said kow. 

Item thou art accusit for the thifteous steilling in heraest last 1622, 
fra Callum M'Neill V'Connochie in Fernay, of ane pair of keardis and 
ane quirtch woll yearne and ane belt ; and in takin thairof the keardis 
wer fund in the hous quhair ye hantit in Culdar Moir. 


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Item thou art accusit for trie thefteous steilling of ane goat sewin 
yeir syn out of Leatter Ellane, perteneing to Duncan M'Lauran in 
Auchater, and in takin thairof ye eat the said goat in ane hous in 
Stronfernay quhairin ye duelt for the tyme. 

Item thou art accusit for the thifteous steilling of ane scheip fra 
Callum Dow M'Olane in Tennave sevin yeir syne or thairby, and in 
takin thairof ye grantit the samen to Callum Dow M'Olanes sone. 

Mair thow art indytit and accusit for sorneing outfang and infang, 
quhilk thow comone theif cannot denny. 

Item the said Marie N'Gregour is accusit upone the particular 
pointis abonewrittin, and alse being art and part and ressetar of the 
heall thift committit be Gillechrist M'Intaillour. 

Item the heall assyis hes electit and chusit Johnne Campbell in 
Portbane thair chancellor. The quhilk day the said Gillechrist 
M'lntaillour and Marie N'Gregonr sittand on pannell in presens of the 
Justice Deput foirsaid and fencit court, and being indyttit and accusit 
in maner foirsaid, and efter convictioun in maner abonewrittin, the 
assyis of court abone namit all in ane voce be the mouth of the said 
Johnne Campbell thair chanceller but aney contradictioun have decernit 
and ordanit the said Gillechrist M'Intallour to be instantly hangit be 
his craig upone ane gibet or gallons quhill he be deid and the lyf out 
of his bodie, and that for his awin demeritis committit be him in 
maner abone rehersit aganes his Maiesties lawis ; and ordaines the said 

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Marie Nik-Gregour to be schurgit and banest the countrey, and quha 
euer in the countrey receptis hir or gevis hir meat or drink to pey ten 
pundis money toties quoties. 

vigesimo die mensis Octobris, anno 1623. . . . 

The Laird persewis Johnne M'Intheir for lattiog of umquhile Finlay 
M'Keissiks bairnis die for hunger and haifing thair geir to sustene 
tham thairwith. The assyse findis M'Intheir in ane wrang. 

sexto die mensis Decembris anno 1623. . . . 

The qiihilk day Patrik M'Woyllen in Tulliglas convict for blooding 
of the Lairdis ky. Kaithren M'Comey relict of umquhile Ewin M'Ewin 
is also convict for blooding of the Lairdis ky. 

Aprilis anno Domini 1624. 

Archibald M'Nokerd in Glenlochie persewis Johnne Bane M'Patrik 
in Durry for tua ky of his that he wrangoslie intromettit with fra the 
said Archibald out of Garrowstouk in Arrochar. The assyse of court 
decernis and ordanis the defender to bring ane testimoniall subscriuit 
be the minister of Lus and Andro M'Farlane of Drumfad, that umquhile 


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Duncane Yarrow quha wes execute for thift cleingit him of the foirsaid 
tua ky quhen he wes going up the ledder to be hangit, and that within 
the space of xx dayis efter the dait of this court haulden, utherwayse 
the said Johnne Bane to pey the saidis tua ky acclamit to the said 
Archibald M'Nokerd persewar. 

Nouembris, anno Domini millesimo sexcentesimo vigesimo 
quarto. . . . 

Quhilk day Donald Stewart in Drumquheine being accusit for cutting 
of Neill Stewart his brother his heid with ane suord, in takin quhairof 
the said Neill come to the Laird and complanit, quha gaive to him 
silver and salue to haill his heid as the bill at lenth beiris. The Laird 
in name of the perseuer comperand, and haiving referrit the same to 
the said Donald his aith of veritie, [he] refuissit to depone ; and thair- 
for the assyse in ane voce decernit the said Donald in ane bluid unlaw 
for the bluiding of his said brother. 

Unlawis of the foirsaid Court &c. 

Johnne Stewart in Drumquheine for latting Callum Owir M'Alester 
and M'Kylt his man to libertie efter he haid apprehenit M'Kylt with 
ane stowin scheip on his bak, and for taking four merkis fra the said 
Callum Owir and ane meir from M'Kylt in compositioun thairof. . . . 

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mensis Decembris, anno Domini millesimo sexcentesimo vigesimo 
quarto. . . . 

The Laird persewis Callum M'Olean in Ledchrosk for selling ane of 
his best wedderis in Perth at St. Johnisday last, in taken quhairof 
Johnne Dow M f Anevellich apprehendit the same in his hand quhen he 
was delyvering the same to the fleschour. The assyse with consent of 
pairtie continewis the actioun sub spe concordie to the nixt courtt. 

CURIA . . . TENTA APUD BALLOCH primo die mensis Februarii, anno 

Domini 1625. 

Duncane M'Kerras is unlawit for selling aill to the comonis quhill 
they wer drunkine. 

Duncane M'Keandley persewis Allester Esker for xlvi s. 8d. of fie, 
ane auld cott and thrie elnis of clothe and ane pair schonne as 
bountey for his umquhill brotheris fie and bountey promittit be the 
defender to him. The assyse decernis xiii s. iiii d. of fie, ane cot or vi s. 
viii d. thairfoir, and ane pair schone or iiii s. thairfoir, within terme of 


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septimo die mensis Februarii, anno Domini millesimo sexcentesimo 
vigesimo quinto. . . . 

It is statut and ordanit that all sic personis that salbe heirefter 
convict as drunkardis sail mak thair publict repentence on the stuill, 
and pey v lib toties quoties, and for the secund fault sail mak thair 
repentence in Dunkeld. 

1626, per honorabilem virum dominum Duncanum Campbell de 
Glenurquhie militem, Justiciarium in hac parte, virtute litere com- 
missionis S. D. N. Regis, de data apud Edinburgh vigesimo die 
mensis Decembris 1625, clericum, officiarium, ceteraque curie 
membra ; sectis vocatis, et curia legittime affirmata. 
Donald Phietar, Dempster. 

The quhilk day Donald M'Intailyeour in Moring, being presentit to 
the pannell, is indyttit and accusitt be Alexander M'Finlay V'Nabe in 
Inschewine for the particular pointt of slauchter undirwrittine. 

Item the said Donald M'Intailyeour is indyttit and accusitt for the 
cruell and unmercifull slauchter of umquhile Patrik M'Nabe in Swy, 
committit be him upone the sextt day of December last bypast ; for 
the quhilk he wes apprehendit with hait bluid, quhilk he cannot deny. 
And in respect of the said Donaldis avine judiciall confessioune, the 
Judges as commissioneris abone namitt hes committit him to the tryell 
of the assysse. . . . 

Court Books. IQ2Q. 


The quhilkis personis ... all in ane voice butt contradictioune be the 
mouthe of thair . . . chancellare did convictt the said Donald M'ln- 
tailyeour in the particular point of slauchter of the said Patrik M'Nabe 
abonewrittine, contenitt in the dittay abone specifeitt ; and thairfoir 
the Judges decernitt and ordanitt the said Donald M'Intailyeour his 
head to be straikin frome his bodie according to his demerittis, in ex 
ample of vtheris to commit the lyk ; quhairupone Donald Phietar 
dempster gave furthe dome and sentence. . . . 


1626. . . . 

The Laird persewis Donald M'Caull in Terarthour for selling of 
drink under silence of nichtt to the commonis, quhairthrow theyr wer 
slauchter committitt convictt thairin. 


The comprising of the nailne of Morinche compryssitt be M'Gilleveir 
and M'Gressiche millaris upone Archibald and Patrik M'Carliches 
as followes. 

Item for the milne gavell and workmanschipe vi lib. xiii 8. 

Item for the wattir troche iii lib. 

Item for bigging of the rest of the milne xx lib. 

At Killin the xx of August 1626. The quhilk day it is statuit and 
ordanitt be Sir Duncane Campbell of Glenurquhie knicht, with consent 


Court Books. 1627. 

of the haill elderis, thatt ewere brouster brew vulklie upone Thursday 
at nichtt thatt they mey halve new aill upone Soneday thaireftter vulklie, 
and thatt they sail not sell ony of the forsaid aill upone ony Sonday 
befoir preiching, undir the paine of ane galloune of aill of failye, viz., 
the halff thairof to be delt to the puire, and the uther halff to the 
cunstaris ; and alse that ewere brouster give outt of ewere brewine ane 
pointt of aill to the cunstaris. 

decimo quarto diebus mensis Aprilis 1627. . . . 

The Laird persewis the men of Corrygyll and Sockoch for drinking 
of aquavitee. Donald M'llle Phadrik V'Nicoll confessis the aquavitae 
man to haue beine ane nicht with him in his howss ; Donald M'Con- 
dochie Phadrik confessis the lyk, and that he drank ane boddoch 
thairof in his awin howss ; Duncane M'Dillaine aither to cleing him 
selff or be convict ; Donald M'lllevernak in Dryssage convict for his 

Aprilis, in anno 1627. . . . 

The Laird persewis the haill tennentis of Lesmoir for halding of 
quernis and not bringing of thair cornis to the mylne to be ground 
thairat. Duncane M'Ean VaChannich convict for quernis ; Neill 
M'Ean V'aChannich thair convict for quernis ; Donald M'Entyre in 
Auchnachrosk convict for quernis. 

Court Boolcs. 1627. 

septimo die mensis Septembris, anno Domini 1627. 

The quhilk day dew considerations being had be the said rycht 
honourabill Sir Duncane Campbell of Glenurquhay knycht, his bailyie 
of Court, with the advyse and consent of the assysse thairof abone- 
writtin, and of ane sufficient number of the tennentis of the cuntrey, 
quhat number of men salbe leviet and tane up within the boundis of 
Braidalbane, pertening to the said Sir Duncane, for the help and supplie 
of his Majesties warris aganes the French king, conforme to the mynd 
and desyre of oure Soverane Lord King Charles his Hienes letter and 
of utheris seuerall letteris direct frome his Majesties privie Counsell to 
the said Sir Duncane, and produceit and publictlie red hi presence of the 
haill personis convenit at this present Court for that effect ; and quhat 
sowmes of money salbe furneissit to the undertakeris of this seruice, and 
how the samyn salbe collected and had for the better dispatche of this 
bussines: It is heirfoir statute and ordanit be the said Sir Duncan and 
his bailyie, with the advyse and consent foirsaid, that evirie persone that 
gois furth to the said seruice sail haue the soume of fourtie pundis 
money Scottis for thair better furnitour of cloathis and utheris necessaris 
fitting thame for the pairt ; and for the better performeance heirof it is 
lykwayis ordanit, with advyse and consent foirsaid, that evirie merkland 
pertening to the said Sir Duncane and Finlay M'Nab of Bovayne, and 
pertening to the said James Campbell, fear of Eddirramuckie, lyand 
within the foirsaid boundis of Braidalbane, salbe taxat and stentit to tua 
merkis money gif it happin ten men to go furth, and xl s. money out of 


Court Books. 1627. 

ilk merkland gif it happin fiftene men to go furth, and four merkis 
money foirsaid out of ilk merkland within the saidis boundis gif it 
happin tuentie men to be employed and go furth in the said service, 
sua that evirie persone that beis employed and goes furth in this 
bussines sail haue fourtie pundis money foirsaid for thair said furni- 
tour ; and that for the forder obedience of the seuerall lettres abone 
mentionat direct for supplie of the saidis warris. 

CURIA . . . TENTA APUD BALLOCH 27 die mensis Nouembris 1627. . . . 


Item Agnes Barroun spows to Johnne Eoy Campbell in Keandmoir 
for ringing of the bell out of hir ambitious humouris, quhilk is appoyntit 
for the glory of Grod, according to hir awin confessioun convict in v lib. 

mensis Decembris 1627. . 

Johne M'Entailyeour in Balnaskeage persewis the Laird for the strae 
of ane cropt of ane v s. land of Balnaskeiag. The Judge and 
Assysoris haveing tryit the said matter ordanis M'Kellop to give 

the persewar the halff of the lairdis strae of the cropt of ane v s. land 
of Balnaskeag in contentatioune of the clame. 

Court Boolcs. 1629. 


Qulrilk day the judge and haill assysouris all in ane voice efter ryp 
advysment statuittes and ordaynes that na persone nor persones within 
the Laird of Glenurquhayes boundis that sail happin to give in ane 
actioune to the clerk aggrie with the pairtie untill the samen be 
judiciallie decerned under the pain of ... 

mensis Junii, anno Domini 1629. . . . 

Quhilk day Allaster M'Condich Kinlay is persewit for drinking in 
M'Farlans house [and] in Kynnaldingis house quhill he spewit agane. 
Confessis he drank by dyet. 

Julii, anno Domini 1629. . . . 

The Laird persewis Johne Dow M'Ewin in Ferlochan for ane hund- 
reth pundis restand awand be him for the siluer deutie that he is awand 
for the salt pan for the Martymes terme 1627, and for thriescoir sex 
pundis xiii s. iiii d. awand be him for the deutie of the said salt pan of 
the Witsonday terme 1628, and ane hundreth threttie thrie pundis vi s. 
viiii d. for the deutie of the said salt pan of the terme of Martymes 
1628, and thriescor sex pundis xiii s. iiii d. for the Witsonday terme 
last bipast 1629. The said Johnne Dow confessis. The assysoris 
decernis him to pay the clame. 


Court Books. 1631. 

Item it is statute and ordanit upon the tuentie fort day of Apryle 
1630 yeiris, that quhatsumevir persone within the boundis respectiue 
forsaidis buyis ane boll of beir aittis peise or meill fra ony fermorar 
within the samyne boundis, quhill the Lairdis fermis be first payit, the 
buyer sail pay x libs of unlaw, and the pryce of the boll to the Laird ; 
and the fermorar that sellis the said victuall sail pay uther x libs 
of unlaw. 

mensis Februarii 1631. . . . 

Quhilk day the Laird persewis Finlay Baine M'Killop bowman in 
Balloch for taking of ane sore horse of his to Kannoch in somer 1629 
and putting on him ane great burden of timber, and did let him goe 
through the wode all night quhair he stak betwixt tua treis all night 
and the timber on his bak, quhairby the horse wes so hurt that he diet 
schortlie. The assyse absoluis him becaus it is provin be neighbouris 
that he wes haill and feir thairefter four monethis, and did ryde tuyse 
to Edinburgh under Duncane Kobertsone. 

mensis Nouembris 1631. . . . 

Johnne M'Intailliour voir in Tomgarrow persewis Callum M'Con- 
dochie V'Coniell for ane house, viii merkis and a halff. Decernis the 
defender to pay the clame. 

Court Books. 1634. 

sexto die mensis Decembris, anno 1632. . . . 

Johnne Campbell elder in Portbane cautioun for his sone Duncan e 
Campbell in Creitgarrow that he sail not burne a blase, schuit a wasp 
spear, nor put out a wand on any pairt of the water of Tay heirefter, 
under the pane of i c - lib for ilk failyie toties quoties. 


ultimo die mensis Maii 1633. . . . 

Unlawis. . . . 

U'Kchoniell in Finlarg for breaking of the glaisin windowis 

in Finlarg and melting of the leid of them to be quhorles x lib. . . . 

At the Kirk of KILLIN the xv of August 1634. 

The quhilk day the Laird . . . hes thought best . . . that na bloker 
or buyer of horse, nolt, scheip, or ony uther kynd of bestiall, buy ony of 
thame fra thair owin neighbouris duelland on ony . . . landis betuix 
the Furd of Lyoun and Tanndrum, nor yit that thay buy ony of the 
saidis sortis of guidis fra ony stranger quhatevir he be, without sufficient 
cautioun to be fund be the saidis persones of burgh and hamer . . . 
that the saidis guidis ar weill come ; and gif they doe utherwayes, 
and that they be stowin guidis that they buy, that they sail incure the 
penaltie of thair lyfe and confiscatioun of thair haill guidis and geir. 



Court Books. 164:2. 

Item it is statute and ordanit upon the 20 day of Apryle 1636, that 
nane of the brousteris in the eist end of Lochtay brek any beir in the 
spring tyme, under the pane of x libs toties quoties. 

mensis Julii, anno Domini 1637. . . . 

Johnne M'Coniel V'Ean in Innerveach persewis Johnne Dow 
M'Lechoniell in Auchallader for xvi merkis of my Lord of Lorne his 
support, and for ane axe. Decernis v lib. 

mensis Maii 1641. . . . 

Item it is statute and ordained that quarnes be brokine, and ilk 
tennent and cottar to goe with thair grindable comes to the milnes, 
quhairto they ar thirled, under the paine of x lib toties quoties. 


1642. . . . 

The Laird persewis Donald Gressich millar in Balloch for troubling 
of Johnne Menzeis wyfe at the milne, and basting of hir, offering 
to stryk hir and giving hir ill language and to hir daughter. Con- 
victis him in troublance and in the wrong, and ordaines him to goe 
and remaine in the brankis half ane hour eftir sermon on Sonday nixt 
for his fault, or ellis to pay xx lib of unlaw to the Laird. 

iffollte of able #ien tmty tyer 

At PERTH, the 17 day of Julii 1638. 

The quhilk day the noblemen, comissionaris, barronis, collector-is, and 
vther gentlemen of the schyre, being conveinet for setling ane cours for 
ansuering of certaine directiounes and instructions gewin in to thame 
be the noblemen, gentlemen, and remanent residentis at Edinburgh at- 
teneing the guid caus. 

They haue first appointed tuo gentlemen of ilk paroch, with consent 
of the minister and remanent heritouris, to tak noteis of thir particu- 
laris following to wit. 

1. Off the name and designatioun of ilk particulare able man vithin 
the paroch. The ordor must be this, that everie heretour be first set 
downe, and his tennendis and ther servandis efter him. 

2. Off quhat armes they haue presenttUie, to wit, quhat muskittis, 
vith restis and bandelleris, powder and lead. Thrie pund of powder 
at the least is requysit for euerie muskit, and aucht pund of match. 

3. Off quhat pickis. 

4. Quhat snap wark gunnes and ther lenth. 

5. Quhat Scottis pistollis, horsmen pistollis, carrobines, jakis, lances 
and corslettis. 


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6. Quhat poll axes, bandit staves, swordis, spears, buff coattes, 
secreittis, bowes and arrowes, and steill bonnetis. 

7. Quhat number of horss worth a hunder pund and abowe. 

8. That they wrge euerie man that is not provydit of armes to buy, 
according to his quallitie, muskittis, pikis, bowes and arrowes, and that 
they condiscend on the number vith ewerie man, and give up the samyn. 

9. That they giue in ane particular roll of ewerie nonsubscryver of 
the covenant, and of his estait and qualitie, and inquyre so far as they 
cane learne quhat armes and provisioun they haiff, as they doe with 
vtheris quha hes subscryuit. 

10. That they tak noteis of everie on vithin the paroch that hes beine 
abroad and is able to doe any seruice in warres, and caus them be pre- 
sentt at Perth vith thameselffis on the tuentie sext of this instant at 
ten of the cloak. 

This report is appointed to be gevin in be the saids gentlmen at 
Perthe the 26 Julii, quhair they moist not only be presentt thamesellfis, 
but alsoe must caus the heall remanent gentillmen and heritouris of 
the paroch be presentt vith thame. 

Item they must try what field peices, hagbutes of found, hagbutes of 
croke, sluig peices, and in what cace they ar in, and what provisioun 
they haif for them. 

They haue alsoe appointed beaconis to be erectit throuchout the 
quholl schyre at the plaices and be the persones following. 

In the Cars : on the Kinges Seatt ane beacone is to be erectit be 
Mellginsch, Insture, and Ballegerno, giue the licht cume fra the south 
syd, and in speciall frome Normandslaw in Fyffe ; and giue the licht 
cume fra the north, the beacone is to be erectit be Buttergask. 

Muster Rolls. 1638. 


Ane vther is to be errectit on Trapmoir be Drumcairne, giff the licht 
cume fra the Lomondis ; and giff it cume fra the north it is to be erectit 
be Ballmedie. 

Ane other is to be erectit in Moirdoun be the Laird of Moncreiff, 
giff the licht cume fra the south be Tarsapie. 

Ane vther vpone Cragrossie be Sir James Rollok, or in his absens be 
Alexander Blair of Corbis. 

Ane vther to be erectit vpon Tapturlioun be Balloch. 

Ane vther is to be erectit be Abercarny on the hill abone Cokpla. 

Ane vther is to be erectit on the eist end of the hill of Lettir be 
Dauid Haldin. 

Ane vther is to be erectit on Sallin hill be Johne Colvill of Vester 
Connie, and Jone Gray of Easter Comrie. 

Item, the first comissioner or collector quha resseauis adverteisment 
of any allarum, ather be licht or be fyre or vtherwayes, moist giff ad 
verteisment to the nixt comissioner or collector, and so furth frome one 
to another throuchout the quholl schyre. 

The gentillmen quho ar named particularlie for the paroch kirk of 
Killin ; the Laird of M'Nab, James Campbell fear of Ardewnig, and 
Patrik Campbell of Edinkip, and Hew Campbell of Lickis. 

Coppie of ane nott sent doune to PERTH with Duncane Campbell fear 
of Lagvinschach to the Comissionares that mett the 26 Julii 

The Laird of Glenurquhay for hiinselff and his domestik servantis 
ar sufficientlie provydit with muskets, thair rests and bandelires, with 


Muster Rolls. 1638. 

poulder and lead, some steill targetts, some horsemen and footemen 
armes, some headpeices and steilbannetts, some hakbuts of found, and 
tua feilding peices on ther cariages. 

The Laird of Glenurquhay and his vassallis within the parochines 
of Killin and Straphillan, Inchaddin, Dull, and Weyme, hes about ane 
hundrethe ablemen or therby to beare weapons, and ar alreadie pro- 
vydit, some with hakbuts, some with swords and targetts, some with 
bowes and arrowes, and some with siclyk swordis, so that thair is non of 
them for the present but ar provydit with some of thir sortis of weap- 
ones. As for the particular mens names, it seimes ther is no great 
necessitie for it, for parties may die in a dayes warning, yet if it sail 
be thought absolutlie necessar, thare names sail be maid knowne with 

The Laird of Grlenurquhay intendis, God willing, with all convenient 
dilligence not onlie to provyde these of his tennentis within the paro- 
chinis forsaides with sick weapons and armour as is expedient for them 
to vse, but likwyse to be carefull that all the rest of his tennentis 
within quhatsumevir parochine they be of may be tymouslie and weill 

At INUERERART 2 August 1638. 

Certane articles concludit vpone be the barrones and gentlmen of the 
Shirefdome of Argyle. 

Imprimis that vpon the 16 day of August instant, thair sail be par 
ticular musters and weaponshawings throw the haill boundis of the 

Muster Rolls.-- 1638. 


said Shirefdome, and to this effect that everie baillie, and quher ther is 
no baillie, that everie barone and heretour shall convene the haill men 
within ther severall offices and boundis the said day at the accustomed 
and most convenient places, and ther mak a list of all ther names and 
present weapones, and be advyse of tuo or thrie of the discreitest men 
inioyne such farder weapons to them as salbe thought expedient, and 
ordane them all to be provydit accordinglie with all possible diligence 
agane the nixt day of generall or particular inustars, quhilk wilbe in 
the month of October nixt preceislie. 

Item, that everie baillie, barone, and heretour, conveinars and 
makers of the saidis musters and weaponshawings, send to Inuereray 
agane the 20 day of August the said list of the mens names and pre 
sent weapons, with a nott of all forder weapons that they will neid to 
haue furnischit. 

Item, that ther be a care tane that the people be provydit with guns, 
bowes, suords, targes, and that ther is also the number of sex or sevin 
hundreth piks to be distributed among the gentlmen of the Shirefdome. 

Item, that everie baillie, barone, and heretour, be cairfull with all 
diligence to enter fledgeris in all pairtis of the cimtrie for making of 
arrowes, and smythis for making of arrow headis. 

Item, that the haill barons, gentlmen, heretouris, and vtheris within 
the said Shirefdome sail with all possible haist, ilkane of them for 
ther awin pairtis, provyde and mak readie ther galleis, birlings, and 
boats for the sea. 

Item, that ther be tuo commissionaris nominate to attend per vices 
in Edinburgh vntill the last day of Marche nixtocum. 

Item, that there be ane competent number of men appoyntit to 


Muster Rolls. 1638. 

watch the harbereis of Kintyre on the ane hand, and the braes of the 
cuntrie quhilk marches with the Shirefdomes of Dumbartane, Perth, 
and Inuernes on the vther hand, lest brokin men and idle people sould 
prease to doe ony wrong within the cuntrie, and thir men be direct 
furth in sik number and forme as they to quhom it is referrit sail 
think fitt. 

Item, that Sir Donald Campbell of Ardnamurroch, knycht baronet, 
and Archibald Campbell of Kilmun, quha ar the tuo commissioneris 
appoyntit to goe to Edinburgh agane the xii of August, sail at ther 
going aggrie with thrie experimentit souldieris to come to the cuntre, 
wiz., ane to Argyle, another to Lome, and the thrid to Cowell, and 
remane ther for the space of halff ane yeir for dreilling and training vp 
of the gentlmen and vtheris within the Shirefdome in all poyntis of 
militarie discipline. 

Item, for enterteining of the saids dreill maisteris and for doing of 
such vther necessar things as may conduce to the training vp of the 
gentlmen and vtheris of the shyre in militarie discipline, thair is 
grantit ane contributioun of vi s. 8 d. out of ilk merk land within 
the said Shirefdome to be presentlie vpliftit ; and to this effect everie 
heretour is presentlie to convein his awin tennents for vplifting of 
this contributioun ; and the contributioun of Argyle is to be delyuerit 
to the Laird of Auchinbrek, the contributioun of Cowell to the 
Laird of Ardkinglass, and the contributioun of Lome to the Laird 
of Lochinzell. 

Item, it is concludit that for giving advertisment, incais ony invasioun 
come, ther salbe particular places designit for setting out of fyre at all 
the sea coastis of the said Shirefdome, alsueill lies as Continent, and 

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that the places be clesignit and appoyntit be those chosin on the 
comitte, wiz., tuo in Argyle, tuo in Lome, and tuo in Cowell. 

Item, the Laird of Auchinbrek, Sir Lauchlan M'Clen, Sir Donald 
Campbell, the Laird of Ardkinglass, Lawmond, Regray, M'Len of 
Lochbowie, Provost of Kilmun, the Laird of Barbrek, and Hector 
M'Len of Theynis, or ony four of them, are chosin as comitte to con 
sult vpon all forder materis for defeuce of the said Shirefdome and 
such vther things as may occur concerning comon causes, and ar to 
meit at Inuereray or ony vther convenient places they sail think most 
expedient at all convenient occasiouns. 

The Gress Rowmes within Glenurquhay that payes na stent. 

The tua merkland of Arrivean ; the merkland of Arrenabie ; the 
merkland of the Go wall and Gortinoirne ; the merkland of Craigaw ; 
the half merkland of Ferkill ; the half merkland of Leaterochart ; the 
tua merkland of Braiklayd Weyster ; the four merkland of Achalladour 
possessit be Jolme Dow M'Gillespik ; the thrie merkland of Corrigyle 
ar vnder the Lairdis bowhouss ; the foure merkland of Auchinchalden 
ar vnder the Lairdis bouhouss ; the fyve merkland occupyit be Johnne 
Grahame and his tenentis man be defaseit, becaus quhen the Laird 
socht payment thairof the said Johne refuisit the samen, allegeand 
he wald nocht be in my Lordis reuerence for his courtis, sua gif the 
Laird poyud him thairfoir, it will be thocht spuilzie in respect thair 
is actioun depending betuixt tham befoir the Lordis of Sessioun ; the 
tuentie markland of Glenschray and Stronmeloquhan man be defaseit, 
becaus it wes possessit be Duncane M'Ewin and the Clangregour ; as 
for the four merkland of Kilbryd on Lochfynesyd, my Lordis awin 


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officeris and seruantis hes tane vp the payment of the stent thairof, 
quhilk man be allowit. 

The Names of the haill ablemen meit to beare armes within the Paro- 
chin of Inchaddin with thair weapones perteining to the Laird of 


The Laird of Glenurquhay heritor hes within his houssis of Balloch 
and Finlarg : of horsmens armes, iii stand ; of corslets with head- 
pices and ringcraigs, v ; of hakbuts, x ; of muskets with thair rests and 
bandelires, xx ; of steilltargets of proof, ii ; of headpices of proof, i ; 
of jacks, i ; of secreittis, i ; of banded staffs, vi ; of Loquhaber axes, 
ii ; of feilding brasen peices, i ; of iron peices, i ; of poulder, i hnndreth 
pund weicht ; of lead, xii stane ; of tua handed sword is, vi ; of Scots 
pistollis, ii. 

The Names of the Laird of Glenurquhayes domestik servantes with 
thair weapones: Duncane Campbell fear of Lagvinschach, ii hak- 
buts, i suord, i target, bow and arrowes ; Johne Campbell, i hakbutt, i 
suord, target, bow and arrowes ; Walter Dalgleische, i sword ; Duncane 
Toscheach, i sword, target, hakbut, i Scotts pistoll ; Williame Meikle- 
johne, i hakbut, i sword ; James Dow, i sword ; Archibald M'Cuiure, 
i sword ; James Campbell, i sword, target ; Johne M'Nivaine ; AUaster 
M'Gorrie, i hakbut, bow and arrowes ; James Toscheach, i bow and 
arrowes, sword, target, i pistolet; James M'Levorrie, i hakbutt, i sword; 
Johne Fergusone, i sword ; Donald M'Laran, i sword, target ; Patrik 
Eioch, i hakbut, i sword ; Patrik M'Lehoan, i sword ; David Steinie, 

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i sword ; Thomas Irwine, i sword ; Johne M'Oulroy, i sword, bow, 
arrowes ; Finlay M'Nab, i sword, target, bow and arrowes ; Callum 
M'Vorist, Allane M'Gorrie, and Johne M'Farlan, wanting weapons. 

The Names of the Laird of Grlenurquhayes vassallis and tennentis 
within the Parochine of Inchaddin that ar meit to beare armes 
with thair weapones. 

DALGARDIE. Callum M'Kerlich, i suord, i target, i steillbonnet ; 
Johne M'Onauchtan, i sword, bow and arrowes. 

TULLICH. Patrik M'Vaine, i sword, target, bow and arrowes. 

TERAY. Johne M'Vaine, i sword, bow and arrowes ; Johne M'Le- 
reoch, i suord. 

DALDRAVEIG. Patrik M'Intuorine, i sword. 

MUYEIRNOLYCHT. Duncane M'Coleis, i sword. 

CLOICHRAN. Eiure M'Onochie V'Eiure, i sword, bow and arrowes ; 
Johne M'Eiure, i sword, bow and arrowes ; Johne M'Encheir, i sword, 
target, bow and arrowes. 

TERARTHOUR. Donald M'Lewyne, i sword, bow and arrowes ; 
Donald M'Olduy, i sword. 

MORINCH. Patrik M'Ewinduy, i sword target, i hakbut; Johne 
M'Intuorine, i sword, target; Johne Menzeis, i sword, target, bow, 
arrowes, i hakbut ; Donald M'Bobert, i sword, target ; Angus Dow, 
i sword, target, i hakbut ; Johne M'Ewinduy, i sword, target. 

EDDERAMUKIE. James Campbell, heritor, i sword, target, i hakbut, 
i steillbonnet ; Johne M'Lechreist, i sword, bow, arrowes, i hakbut. 

KILTIRIE. Johne M'Lewyne, i sword, target, i Loquhaber axe, 
i steillbonnet. 


Muster Rolls. 1638. 

PORT of LOCHTAY. Donald M'Kerrachar, i sword, target ; Calluin 
M'Euiure, i sword ; Gillechreist M'Kerrachar, i sword, target ; Calluin 
M'Lechreist Oig, bow and arrowes ; Johne M'Orquidill, i sword, target. 

BALNASKEAG. Donald M'Houston, i sword. 

KENDMOIR. Johne M'Euiure, i sword, target. 

PORTBAINE. Johne Campbell, i sword, target, i hakbut ; Patrik 
Campbell, i sword, target, i hakbut. 

BALLEMACNAUCHTAN. James M'Lecheir, i sword, bow and arrowes. 

KEMONY. Johne M'Kerlich, i sword. 

TOMGARROW. Thomas Quhyte, i sword, target. 

LAGGAN. Johne Dow Baine M'Quian, i sword, target. 

AUCHARNE. Cullum M'Quian, i sword, target, i hakbut. 

ARDTALLONIK. Johne Koberteone, i sword, target ; Gillechrist 
M'Achrerar, i sword, i hakbut ; Duncane M'Phaderik V'Kobert, i 
sword, target ; Duncane M'Lehoniell, i sword, target ; Donald M'Ach 
rerar, i sword, i hakbut. 

Within the Parochine of WEYME. 

AUCIIMOIR. Duncane M'Nab, i sword, target; Johne M'Ewine 
V'Ean VOniell, i sword, bow and arrowes. 

KEANDKNOK. Johne Dow M'Farlan, i sword, target, i hakbut ; 
Donald M'Laran, i sword, bow and arrowes. 

CRANJCH. Charles Campbell, i sword, target, bow, arrowes, i hakbut; 
Patrik M'Laran, i sword, target, bow and arrowes ; John M'Laran, 
i sword, target, bow, arrowes, i hakbut ; Johne M'Aule, i sword, bow, 
arrowes ; Dugall M'Ewine, i sword ; Duncane M'Phaderik Bioch, 
i sword, bow and arrowes ; Jobiie Dow M'Instalker, i sword, target, 

Muster Rolls. 1638. 

bow, arrowes, i hakbut; Callum M'Ewine VKermit, i sword, bow 
and arrowes ; Johne Puderach, i sword ; Laran M'Avyre, i sword. 

WESTER STUIKIS. Johne Menzeis, i sword, target, i hakbut. 

KYLLBALLOCH. James Crerar, i sword, target, i hakbut ; Johne 
M'Comas Clerich, i sword, target. 

EISTER LEDCHROSK. Schiach M'Keich ; M'Comas. 

Summa in Weyme, xxxiiii. 

Within the Parochine of DULL. 

WESTER LEDCHROSK. Donald M'Olean. Donald Gordoun. 

DRUMMAK. Duncan e M'Gibbon, John Dow M'Ewine, Allaster 

DRIMCROY. Gillechreist M'Ondochie Voir. 

CREITMORAN. Johne M'Omie. 

EISTER STUIKIS. Donald M'Olean, i sword ; Duncane M'Gibbon, 
i sword, target ; Johne M'Comie, i sword, target. 

The Names of these within the Parochine of KILLIN and STRAPDILLAN 
with thair weapons. 

GLENFALLOCH. Robert Campbell heritour. Johne M'Onochie Duy 
V'Gillechreist, i sword, target ; Duncane M'Onochie Duy V'Gille- 
chreist, i sword, target ; Euire M'Gillechreist, i sword, target ; Johne 
M'Gillechreist, i sword, target ; Johne Dow M'Aule, i sword ; Allaster 
M'Onochie V'Kinlay, i sword, target, bow, arrowes ; Johne M'Farl an, 
bow, arrowes ; Johne M'Nicoll, i sword, target, bow, arrowes ; Patrik 
M'Ean V'Lephaderik, i sword, target, bow, arrowes. 

ARDCHALZIE WESTER. Euire M'Ean V'Euire, i sword, target ; 



Muster Rolls. 1638. 

Euire M'Ean V'Lechreist, i sword, target ; Donald M'James V'Nab, 
i sword, bow and arrowes. 

ARDCHALZIE EISTEK. Johne M'Nab, i sword, target, i hakbut ; 
Allaster M'Comas Clerich, i sword, target. 

DOWINCH. Patrik M'Nab, i sword, target. 

CKAIGREKAY. Johne M'Nab, i sword, target, bow, arrowes. 

INCHEWTNE. Alexander M'-Nab, i sword, target, bow, arrowes, ii 
hakbuts, i steillbonnet. 

AUCHLYNE. Johne M'Ewine, i sword, target ; Allaster M'Indeor, 
i sword, target ; Finlay M'Aclerich, i sword, target ; Archibald M'ln- 
yeskar, i sword, target ; Duncane M'Gibbon, i sword, target ; Johne 
M'Nab fear of Bovaine, i sword, target, bow, arrowes, i hakbut ; 
John M'Enroy V'Nab, i sword, target. 

ARDNAGALT. Donald M'Nab, i sword, target ; Patrik Campbell of 
Murlaganbeig, i sword, ii hakbuts, i steillbonnet. 

BUTWORNIE. Duncane Koy M'Vaine, bow, arrowes ; John M'Le- 
chreist, bow, arrowes. 

CRAIG. Gillechreist M'Oniel V'Ewin, bow, arrowes ; Johne M'Avyre, 
i sword, target ; John M'Intalyeour, i sword. 

FINLARG. Patrik Campbell, i sword, target ; Archibald M'Kerlich, 
i sword, target ; James Monteith, i sword. 

KILLIN. Euire M'Gillechreist, i sword, target. 

KYNALDIE. Finlay M'Nab of Bovaine hes i sword, target, i hakbut, 
i steillbonnet ; John Campbell, i sword, bow, arrowes, i hakbut ; 
Duncane M'Laran ; Duncane M'Kinyesker, i sword, bow, arrowes. 

SUY. Donald Roy M'Farlan, i sword. 

LEDUHARRIE. Walter Steuart, i sword, target. 

Muster Rolls. 1638. 


The Names of the Persounes within the Landis of GLENURQUHAY. 

Patrik M'Enduy in Bartymurrich ; M'Colleane V'William thair ; 
Johne MTatrik V'Gillespik in Auchalladour ; Johne M'Eanroy Beg 
thair ; Ewin M'Gillechonile in Auchinchalden ; Patrik Dow M'Nokerd 
thair ; Callum M'Myller thair ; Johne Dow M'Caull thair ; Gillechreist 
M'Ean V'lllechreist thair ; Johne M'Werycht thair ; Angus M'Nokerd 
in Braklead ; Finlay Suire thair ; Archibald MTatrik V'Onoquhy 
in Clasgour ; Gillechreist M'lllewie in Ardbraitnycht ; Dougall M'Ean 
V'Clauchtlan in Drumleard ; Johnne Dow M'Ean V'lllespik in 
Arrechastellan ; Archibald M'Ean V'Gillespik in Knokiuty ; Gille 
chreist M'Onoquhy Glas in Imrg ; Ewar M'Onoquhy Glas, his brother, 
thair ; Nicoll M'Onile V'Nicoll in Boquhyllis ; Johnne Dow M'Gille- 
mertene thair ; Donald M'Gillemairtene thair ; Gillepatrik M'Onoquhy 
in Auclmafanich ; Duncane M'Gillepatrik thair ; Nicoll M'lllepatrik 
thair ; Johne Dow M'Gillepatrik thair ; Archibald M'Meskir in 
Innerour ; Johnne M'Meskir thair ; Donald Tailyeour thair ; Johne 
Dow M'Gillepatrik V'Nicoll in Stronmonessag ; Donald M'Gillepatrik 
V'Nicoll in Soccoch ; Duncan Eioch M'Gillepatrik thair ; Duncane 
M'lllewlane thair ; Gillemertene M'Kermit thair ; Duncan Dow 
M'Gilleverthane thair ; Johnne Grahame in Brakley ; M'Gillevorie 
Roy thair ; Johne Dow M'Gilbert thair ; Gillepatrik M'Inlestar thair ; 
Gillecallum Graysich in Molaii ; Johnne M'Voreiss in Ochtermalie ; 
Duncan Eoy M'Oldouich thair ; Malcum M'Gillepatrik V'Onoquhy 
in Barran ; Johne Dow M'Oldouich thair ; Duncan M'lllevernak in 
Brakley ; Gillepatrik M'Oldouich in Kirktoun ; Johne M'Inlay Roy 
V'Oleane thair ; Duncane M'Kerres in Dalmalie ; Patrik Gow in 


Muster Rolls. 1638. 

Barchastellane ; Johnne Gow thair ; Duncane M'Kellar in Kinchrai- 
kin ; Malcum M'Oldouich thair ; Johnne M'Kellar thair ; Duncane 
Dow M'aPersoun thair ; Gillechreist M'aPersoun thair ; John M'Gille- 
patrik Grasich in Ardtattell ; Duncane M'Ean V'Gillepatrik thair ; 
Malcome Roy M'Oldouich thair ; Finlay M'Onile thair ; Johnne 
M'Nokerd thair ; Gillepatrik M'Gillepatrik thair. 

feu CJjartejrig anti Caftte. 

TAK of Kincrakin and vthcris set to Jobne M'Conoquhy VGregour. 

Be it kend ... be thir present letteris, me Johne Campbell of 
Glenurquhay to haue set and for mails and seruice lattin the keping 
of my castell of Glenvrquhay to my weil belouit seruand Johne M'Cono- 
quhy V'Gregour, the four markland of Kincrakin for all the . . . 
termis of fyfe yeris to the said Johne alanerlie, with the croft of Pol- 
greyich and the croft of Portbcg and the croft that Ewin M'Ewir wes 
wount to haue, with all the croffcis within Kincrakin, the Malt croft 
exceptit quhilk Patrik M'Keirmoit hes, and the Yarde croft and the 
Tumour croft exceptit, and the said Johne sail gif gress fre to the 
Yardis croftis for samany sowme as the said croft wes wount to haue, 
and the auld warde callit the Quosche exceptit in this assedatioun ; the 
said Johne his interes beand at Witsounday in the yeir of God ane 
thousand fyf hundreth and fiftie yeiris, he payand thairfor yeirlie . . . 
fourtie aucht bollis gude . . . victuall, the thrid part quhite meale, fre 
fra all thingis and dewiteis, the victuale mett with ane iust firlott brouut 
with the stand of Perth, in the castell of Glenvrquhay in tyme of yeir 
as vs is, and to the Lairdis mistoris quhen it is requirit be him or his 
seruaudis, with his awin trew . . . scruice and keiping of my castell of 



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Glenvrquhay, . . . and he sail haiff the markland of Arrecastellan 
and the markland of Arrenabeyne, for the keiping of the castell forsaid, 
fre fra all hosting as vs was vont to be, except the defence of me and 
the cunthretht quhen misteris beis ; and siclyke for the landis of 
Kyncrakkyn half stenting and hosting to the Quenis grace and my 
Lord of Argylis quhen mister beis and als requirit ; and that he and 
his seruandis sail ansuer me quhen I haue ado to keip the cunthre or 
in ony vther great bissines that I haue ado ; and the said Johne sail 
hald ane sufficient wetchman on his awin expensis yen-lie induraud his 
takis, and I sail pay yeirlie for his fie sex schillingis aucht penneis and 
meat quhen I am in the place, he keipand the tour heid cleyn, and 
failyieand the tour heid be not cleyn, he sail tyne his fie ; and I sail 
gif the said Johne and his wyfe and tua honest seruandis of thair awin 
or his tua sonis meat quhen I am in the place of Glenvrquhay, and the 
wetchman to be thair boy ; and the said Johne or his wyfe sail find me 
als oft as I cum to the castell elding to the hale chalmer and kitcheine 
and bakhous for the first nicht, and fodder to my chalmer to mak 
beddis, and vther dewiteis as vs is ; and I sail gif leif to the said Johne 
M'Conochie to hald on the Quosche sex new calffit kye and ane hors, 
and he sail hald vp the auld ward dyk sufficient on his awin expensis 
and keip it fra all guidis except my guidis and the guidis specifiit 
abonewrittin, and gif thair beis ony vther guidis fundin vpon the 
samyn, thai salbe escheatit to me fre but ony process of law ; attoure 
the said Johne sail latt na guidis pasture in the ward fra Sanct Pat- 
rikis day furtht quhill the Lairdis awin gude will cum to it vndir the 
pane foirsaid, and stop not my wedderis fra Kyncrakkyn and gras 
thairof, nor yit fra the gras of Portbeg, nor yit the Portarig kye quhen 

Feu Charters and Tacks. 1550. 

thay may not be on the Quosche ; and the said Johne sail haue leife to 
sett foure nettis within the Dowloch and na farder, that is to say, thrie 
small nettis and ane greit nett ; and attoure the mylne of Kencrakkyn 
sett to the said Johne for the space of the yeiris abonewrittin, he pay- 
and yeirlie for it fouretene bollis glide meale, of that the tane halfe 
quhite meile weill schillit and tua dussoun of pultrie, and gif the Laird 
bringis ony malt of his awin furth of vtheris cunthreis it salbe grundin 
multer fre be the said Johne ; and the said Johne sail laif sawin in the 
best gudet land of Kyncrakkyn fourtie aucht bollis . . . sufficient 
eattis mett with the firlott abonewrittin, and failyeand thairof with ane 
vther firlott of the samyn stand foirsaid ; and attoure the said Johne 
M'Conochie V'Gregour for the getting of the tak abone expremit hes 
gevin ... to me my airis or assignais . . . ane bairnis part of geir of 
all his kye and hors eftir his deceis that . . . may pertene to him be ony 
maner of way . . . and siclyik the said Johne M'Conochie V'Gregour 
. . . hes gevin ouir in my handis the markland of Drimleyort, the half 
markland of Glenkinglas, and the half markland of Corrcoran with the 
He of the samyn, and with the consent of Gregour his sone hes renuncit 
... all rychtis . . . that the said Johne and Gregour his sone . . . 
micht haiff . . . into the saidis landis but ony reuocatioun . . . and 
mairouer the yaird sett to Johne M'Conochie with the croft of the 
samyn for fyve yeiris, he haldand ane sufficient gardner vpon his awin 
expensis to amend and graith baith the yairdis and plant treis in the 
new yaird of Portbeg, and big ane sufficient dyk about ilkane of the 
saidis yairdis, and the said Johne sail saw quhite kaill seid reid kaill 
and vnzeoun seid, I sending him seid in dew tyme of yeir, and he sail 
find himself to the yairdis sege and heyntoungis, and he sail do his 


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vther diligens to put the saiclis yairdis to proffite, and he sail giue 
yeirlie to me or my deputis the iust tua partis of the proffittis of the 
yairdis vndir ane aith, and the thrid part to himself for his trauell and 
labouris of the saidis yairdis ; and attour my stabill, peithous, kyill and 
barne exceptit out of his takis and assedatioun fra the said Johne 
M'Conochie, bot I to vs the sarnmyn to my behuiffas I think expedient, 
quhilkis housis lyis to Portbeg . . . and ... I haue subscriuit this 
present assedatioun with my hand at the Castell of Grlenvrquhay the 
xvii day of Maii, the yeir of God, ane thousand fyve hundreth and 
fiftie yeiris, befor thir witness, Alexander Menzies of Kannoch, Johne 
M'Nab of Bowane, Johne Eeddoch, Jhone M'Donichie Boy W Allen, 
Jhone Tailyour Moir alias M'Nachtane, Johue M'lllespy MThatrik 
officer, and Johne Clerk messinger with vther diuerss. 

CAKTA EUGENII M'CARNE super terris de Barmullocht in vitali vedditu. 

2. Omnibus . . . Colinus Campbell de Glenurquhay salutem . . . 

Noueritis me pro bono et fideli seruitio mihi et predecessoribus meis 
per prouidum virum Eugenium M'Duncane M'Carne alias impenso 
. . . dedisse . . . et hac presente carta mea confirmasse ... predicto 
Eugenio in vitali redditu . . . ac Arnaldo M'Ewin M'Duncane V'Carne 
eius filio et heredibus suis masculis Joculatoribus wlgariter Eymouris 
existentibus quibuscunque hereditarie . . . illas duas mercatas ter- 
rarum mearum de Barmullocht vocatarum cum suis pertinentiis 
nunc per dictum Eugeniurn occupatas jacentium in dominio de Lorn 
et infra vicecomitatum de Ergile . . . Tenendas . . . de me et here 
dibus rneis in feodo et hereditate imperpetuum . . . Reddendo inde 

Feu Charters and Tacks. 1558. 


annuatira dictus Eugenius durante tempore vite sue imum denarium 
monetc Scotie . . . nomine albe firme raihi et hcredibus meis si petatur 
ac dictus Arnoldus M'Ewin eius filius hercdcs sui masculi propinquiores 
Joculatores tempore eorum introitus ad predictas terras . . . quatuor 
libras monete predicte tan turn et heredes dicti Arnoldi non existentes 
Joculatores videlicet Rymouris in hoc casu persoluent mihi et heredibus 
meis annuatim quatuor mercas monete Scotie ... ad duos anni ter- 
minos consuetos . . . cum eorum seraitiis mihi et heredibus meis tem 
pore guerrarum sicut alii mei tenentes aut vassalli facere solent . . . 
Apud Perth 4 Decembris 1558. 

TACK by Colyne Campbell of Glenurquhay to Archibald Campbell of 
the four merkland of old extent of Auchalladour with the keeping 
house thereof, the lands of Candderry Byg and the two parts of Oillay 
with the keeping of the Forest of Bendoran with their pertinents, lying 
in the barony of Glenurquhay and sheriffdom of Ergile, for the space 
of xix years from the term of Whitsunday M v c - Ix seven, for yearly 
payment for the said lands of Auchalladour of xx stones cheese, 
four wedders, eight bolls good and sufficient bear at the time of year 
used and wont, and for the said lands of Canderrybig of ten shillings 
money, and for the said two parts of Oillay of xlviii s. money, together 
with the said Archibald Campbell's own leal and true service, as also 
that of his subtenants occupying the said lands ; it being provided that 
the said Archibald shall have a sufficient man under him for keeping 
the said forest, and shall hold and nourish as many deer in it as it may 
reasonably sustain, no fault being in the forestership ; and the said 
Colyne Campbell of Glenurquhay discharges the payment of the said 



Feu Charters and Tacks. 1568. 

viii bolls bear for the first year of the tak, because the saids lands were 
then waste, and also of the whole grassum of the said lands during the 
said tack, amounting every five years in his rental to viii uviald ky, and 
that in respect of the said Archibald's good service. Signed at Balloch 
before witnesses Johne Campbell of Laweris, Johne M'Avyre, Sir 
Malcum M'Grillequhonil, and Andro Quhit, Notary, 15 April 1567. 

TACK for five years by Colyne Campbell of Glenurquhay to his 
beloved servant and cousin Patrick Campbell, brother german to 
Duncane Campbell of Glenlyoun, and his heirs male, and their subten 
ants of no higher degree than himself, of the vii merkland of Morinche 
Wester, with the pertinents . . . lying in the barony of Menzes, within 
the sheriffdom of Perth, for yearly payment of fourteen merks 
Scots, with their leal and true service at all times needful ; the said 
Colyne Campbell obliging himself to do his diligence to obtain a 
longer tack of the saids lands from the Laird of Weyme, and to set 
them again to the said Patrik at such rents as he himself shall be 
bound to pay for them ; and farther, he sets to the said Patrik, for the 
said space, his isle called Ilan Puttychan, lying in Lochtay opposite 
his lands of Finlarg, with power to build a stable upon the port of the 
said Isle, for yearly payment of a sheaf of arrows if they be required, 
also with power to set six small nets upon the loch ewis to the said 
Isle, so that they slay no salmon or red fish, in which case they shall 
lose their privilege of fishing"; it being provided too that the said Archi 
bald shall make his residence on the saids lands or Isle so long as he 
holds them. Signed at Balloch, 12th March 1568. 

Feu Charters and Tacks. 1569. 


CARTA EUGENII CAMPBELL terraruui de Likkis. 

Omnibus . . . Georgius . . . prior loci Carthusiensis olim prope 
burgum de Perth fundati . . . et conventus eiusdera ordinis Carthu 
siensis ISanctiandree diocesis Salutem . . . [Noueritis nos] unanimi 
consensu ... ad decorem et policeam reipublice regni . . . etiam pro 
sumnia pecuniaria nobis . . . per dilectum nostrum Eugenium Campbell 
alias Glass in Lochdoquhart commorantem tenentem nostrum . . . 
persoluta, acetiam, quod maxime omnium est, propterea quod he terre 
jacent in hibernica et rapinosa regione ubi incole vix eas' laborare aut 
habitare ausint propter frequentes furum et latronum incursiones, qui 
in speluncis illic latitant, nisi in feodifirma potenti et diuiti viro 
concerrando dentur qui a uastatione eas tueri ac conseruare poterit et 
in concursu latronum multos habet amicos servos et consanguineos 
illi omnibus horis obtemperantes ac sue cause defensores, nullum 
commodum [aut] profectum aliter nobis exinde euenire poterit, dedisse 
... et ad ... emphiteosim perpetuam hereditarie diniisisse . . . 
prenominato Eugenio Campbell alias Glass et Grisilide Comrie eius 
sponse ... in coniuncta infeodatione heredibusque inter ipsos legittime 
procreatis sen procreandis quibus deficientibns legittimis et propin- 
quioribus heredibus dicti Eugenii quibuscunque et suis assignatis . . . 
nostras novem marcatas terrarum de lie Lik ac nostram marcatam 
terrarum Porte de Illanrane unacum cubiculo coquina horto et . . . 
suis pertinentiis situatis et extructis in insula eiusdem acetiam nostrara 
piscariam de Doquhart et Loquhy in quantum ad nos et terras nostri 
prioratus spectat . . . necnon officium serjiandrie dictarum terrarum et 
molendini subscripti cum .... suis pertinentiis unacum molendino 



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vulgariter lie Miln Moir de Kinlin nuncupate ac ten-is molendinariis 
[et] multuris astrictis dicto molendino terrarum sequentium videlicet 
terrarum de KinnaillClayhak Largclosk Sleach et Actaran extendentium 
ad octo marcatas terrarum, viginti solidorum terrarum de Suy, trium 
marcatarum terrarum [de] Inchehevin, trium marcatarum terrarum de 
duobus Ardingaltis, septem marcatarum terrarum de Killiri, et octo 
marcatarum terrarum de Craig, cum . . . suis pertinentiis . . . que terre 
astricte erant seruitio et lie thirle multir predicti molendini de Milne 
Moir prius dicto Eugenio in assedatione locati, jacen' in dominio de Glen- 
doquhart et infra vicecomitatum de Perth. Tenend' . . . de nobis et 
successoribus nostris prioribus et conuentu dicti nostri loci Carthusiensis 
in feudifirma . . . et hereditate imperpetuum . . . Reddendo inde 
annuatim . . . nobis et successoribus nostris prioribus et conuentui 
dicti nostri loci Carthusiensis . . . summam octo librarum tredecim 
solidorum et quatuor 'denariorum . . . monete . . . Scotie tanquam 
firmam antiquam . . . prius solui solitam . . . necnon summam viginti 
sex solidorum et octo denariorum monete prescripte in augmentatione 
nostri rentalis ... ad duos anni terminos consuetos ... In cuius rei 
testimonium huic presenti carte nostre sigillum nostrum commune est 
appensum unacum mea manuali subscriptione et conventus nostri loci 
Carthusiensis apud Straythmiggitollis decimo octauo die mensis Novem- 
bris anno Domini millesimo quingentesimo sexagesimo nono coram his 
testibus domino Guilielmo Scot de Balvirie comite Malcalmo Drum- 
mound barone de Baireland Guih'elmc Pitcarne de Drunghe Jacobo 
Curie burgense burgi de Edinburch Aiexandro Ade et magistro Joanne 
Hammill ministro de Ochterardour et nctario publico testibus. 

Feu Charters and Tacks. 1570. 


TAK of Port Lochtay to Donald M'Kerres. 

Be it kend till all men . . . me Coline Campbell of Glenurquhay to 
haif sett ... to my louit seruiture Donald M'Kerres . . . my tua 
merkland and half merkland of Port Lochtay with the pertinentis 
occupiit ... be Johne Chapmanboy, lyand in the lordschip of Des- 
chore and Toyer within the sheriffdome of Perth, (the gairdneris hous 
and croft allanerlie exceptit) for ... the space ... of nyntene yeiris 
. . . following the said Donaldis entre thairto, quhilk . . . salbe . . . 
at this nixt feast of Witsounday in the yeir of God M v c - threscoir allevin 
yeiris . . . payand yeirlie thairfoir the said Donald to me my airis and 
factouris fyftie four bollis gud and sufficient victuall, that is to say; 
twentie fyve bollis meill and twentie fyve bollis beir betuix Yule and 
Candilmes as the use is for the fermes . . . and four bollis beir for the 
teyndis . . . and be ressoun he hes resauit at his entrie sex bollis 
beir sawin in the best gudit land in the ground he sail pay the nixt 
winter . . . following his said entre twentie fyve bollis beir and 
frathinefurtht fyftie four bollis victuallis foirsaid yeirlie . . . and he 
sail leafe of steilbow at his furtht passing sex bollis beir sawin on the 
best gudit land of the ground, and in the hervest thairefter twentie 
fyve bollis eatis prysit in the stouk with the stray (lyk as he resauis 
the samyne fra the said Jhone Chapman) for the seid, and sail pay 
twentie fyve bollis meill in winter efter his esche . . . and siclyk sail 
pay na multer . . . except the cottaris to pay thair multeris conforme 
to use and wount, and the said Donald sail haif the bouage and seruice 
pertening to the said landis wsit and wount, witht power to set thre 
small nettis upoun the Loch in ony pairt quhair my awin nett ussis 




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nocht to be set, and the cottaris Witsounday mealis to be the said 
Donaldis at his entre, and myne at his ische, and the said Donald to 
be ane leill and trew seruand to me and my airis at all tymes baith 
upoun hors and futt as he salbe requirit upoun our resonabill expensis ; 
for the quhilkis gud seruice to be done I and my airis allowis . . . 
yeirlie to the said Donald sa lang as he labouris and possessis the saidis 
landis . . . thre bollis beir and thre bollis meill in name of fee ... 
At Bellocht 6 December, 1570. 

TAK to Hew Hay and his spous for keping of ane hostallarie. 

Be it kend till all men . . . me Colene Campbell of Glenurquhay to 
haue set ... to my seruitouris Hew Hay and Cristiane Stanness his 
spouss, and the langer levand of thame twa and the airis male lauch- 
fullie gottin or to be gottin betuix thame, all and haill my ten schilling 
land of Skeog Wester, my fyve schilling land of Canmoir, and my 
fourtie penny land of the Cobill Croft, with all thair pertinentis, pre- 
sentlie occupiet be the said Hew and his said spouss liand in the lord- 
schip of Descheor and Toyer within the schirefdome of Perth for all 
the . . . termis of nyntene yeris . . . following thair interes thairinto 
quhilk sal ... begin the day of the dait heirof . . . payand yeirlie 
during the said space ... to me and my airis and oure factouris . . . 
for the saidis ten schilling land of Skeog Wester twa bollis thre firlottis 
mele, and thre bollis malt gude and sufficient stuf, and ane wedder 
scheip in dew tyme of yeir vsit and wount, and for the saidis fyve 
schilling land of Canmoir thre scoir laidis of win and led dry peittis at 
the tyme siclike usit and wount, and for the said fourtie penny land of 

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the Cobill Croft the sowme of sex schillingis aucht pennyis money at 
tua termis in the yeir Witsounday and Martimes in winter be evin 
portionis ; and the said Hew and his spouss and thair airis male 
abone writtin to haue the use and proffeit of the feme boyt of the 
Cagell and to uphald the same and to mak thankfull seruice at all 
tymes neidfull thairwitht during the said space, and sail hald and 
haue ane honest hostallarie upon the saidis landis of Cobill Croft with 
sufficient aill and breid and sik uther furnessing as may be gottin within 
thir boundis at all tymes in reddines to serue the cuntray for resson- 
able payment ; and quheneuir it salhappin me or my airis to warne or 
aduerteis the said Hew his spous and thair airis male foirsaidis to 
mak gretar prouisioun for courtis conventionis or strangearis thai salbe 
reddie to obey the same sua that the charge pass not sex bollis browin 
malt with the pertinentis, and thai during the said space sail na wyiss 
be bund or astrictit to ony forther careage areage or vther dew seruice 
for the landis particular-lie abone writtin nor is befoir mentionat 
alanerlie ; and gif it salhappin the said Hew to deceis within the said 
space of nyntene yeiris, in that caiss the said Cristiane his spouss and 
thair airis male abonewrittin sail use and fulfill all seruices pointis 
and conditionis abone expremit . . . and that it sail not be lesum to 
Mr to vyue hir self in mariage witht ony uther efter his deceis without 
the speciale aduiss and consent of me and my airis . . . and oblissis 
me and my airis upone oure awin chargis ... to caus big upone the 
saidis landis of Cobill Croft ane hall and loftit chalmer with chymnais 
durris and windois and to mak the same watterteich meit and conve 
nient for sik hospitalitie betuix and the secund day of September nixto- 
cum ; and oblissis me alsua and my airis to discharge all hostillaris 


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and broustaris, during the said space, betuix Stroncombrie and the Wod 
of Lettirellane on the north side of Lochtaye, and betuix Cronaltane 
and Ardrananycht in Ardtollonycht upone the south side of the same 
loch, except ane broustar to be on the north side and ane uther upone 
the south side in Eddirgoll as it sail pleis me and my airis to nominat 
and cheiss, and sail statute and ordine all penny worthis of vittallis and 
uther furnessing of flesche fische butter cheis and meatis (my awne 
houss and my airis being first satisfeit and having the first offer) to be 
offerit and sauld to the said Hew and his said spouss and thair airis male 
foirsaidis ressonablie to the effect abone specifiit befoir ony uthiris . . . 
prouiding alwyiss, that gif it salhappin me or my airis for the weill and 
eiss of oure houss and releif and commoditie of oure tennentis to find 
oportunitie and tyme inserving for edifying and bigging of ane kirk 
within the said fyve shilling land of Canmoir ... it salbe lesum to us 
to do the samin and . . . gif samekill of the same fyve schilling land 
to ane minister quhilk salbe appointit thairunto as we sail think ex 
pedient ... At the Ballocht, 2 November 1572. 

slauchtir upone the Clangregour for a Tak. 

Be it kend till all men . . . Ws Donald M'Tarlich and Dougall 
M'Tarlich bredir to be bundin and oblist . . . induring oure lyftymes 
and ane air male lauchtfullie to be gottin of ather of oure bodeis to the 
richt honorabill Duncane Campbell of Grlenurquhay and his airis that 
forsamekill as the said Duncane is oblist to ... gif ... to me the 
said Donald ane lettir of tak during my lyftyme and eftir my deceis to 

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ane air male lauchtfullie to be gottin of my body during his lyftyme 
(of) ... his tua markland of Glenevern, and ane markland of Elir 
with the pertinentis Hand in the lordschip of Lome within the shiref- 
dome of Argyle, and to me the said Dougall during my lyftyme and 
effcir my deceis to ane air male lauchtfullie to be gottin of my awin 
bodie during his lyftyme [ane lettir of tak of] ... his half markland of 
Glenkatillie with the pertinentis liand in the lordschip and shirefdome 
foirsaidis ; oure interes to the landis respectiue foirsaidis to be . . .at 
oure performance and accomplischement of the conditionis following 
. . . Thairfoir we ... undirstanding the Clangregour to be manifest 
malefactouris and his Maiesties declarit rebellis for sindrie slauchteris 
evill turnis and oppressionis done be tham upone diuers personis his 
hienes liegis . . . obleis ws . . . that we with the haill cumpanie and 
forces we may or can mak sail incontinent eftir the dait heirof enter in 
deidlie feid with the Clangregoure and sail . . . continew thairin and in 
making of slauchtir upone thame and thair adherentis bayth priuelie 
and oppinlie and sail be na maner of way or persuasioun leif the same 
or ... ceiss thairfra unto the tyme the said Duncane Campbell of 
Glenurquhay find himself be oure trauellis and diligence satisfiit . . . 
with the slauchter we sail do and commit upone thame, and in speciall 
abstract and withdraw ws thairfra be himself, as alsua quhill he find the 
way to mak ane aggreament and pacificatioun betuix ws and the 
Clangregour for the slauchtir we sail commit upone thame, sua that 
thaireftir we may posses . . . the saidis landis to be disponit to ws in 
maner forsaid . . . subscriuit with oure handis as followis at Ballocht 
the xviii day Maii the yeir of God MV C - fourescoir aucht yeris befoir 
. witnessis . 


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ifcemohwng of 

APUD AUDCANDKNOCQUHANE secuDdo die mensis Aprilis anno Domini 
millesimo quingentesimo nonagesimo sexto. 

Quhilk day in presence of me notar publict vndir writtin and wit- 
nessis efter mentionat Alexander Campbell ane of the ordinar mairis 
of the shirefdome of Perth past to the ground of the landis of Ard- 
candknokquhane Hand within the shirefdome of Perth and thair 
finding the dur of the duelling hous of Mallcolme Gait ane of the 
tennentis of the saidis landis oppin and patent he enterit in the samyn 
and finding thairin ane irone pot, ane kettill, ane brasin pann, ane 
chyre, tua coggis, tua dischis, four treine plaittis, ane kist ; and alsua 
vpoun the ground of the saidis landis occupiit be the said Malcolme he 
fand fourtie scheip, tuentie gait, foure horses, and fyftene ky ; quhilk 
insicht geir the said Alexander Campbell mair foirsaid put furth of 
the said Malcolmis hous and removit the samyn togidder with the haill 
scheip, gait, horses and ky abone specefeit of the marche of the saidis 
landis, as alsua the said Malcolme his wyfe and seruandis furth of the 
saide duelling hous and notwithstanding thairof the said Malcolme 
grantit him laufullie removit thairfra off his awin frie will for obeisance 
of the said decreit. . . . And inlikmaner the said Alexander Camp 
bell mare foirsaid past to ane markland of the saidis landis of Ard- 
candknoquhane occupiit be Johne Grahame of Dewnanche and 
Gilliphillane Turnoure his subtennent and . . . finding thairin foure 
coggis, ane pot, ane stuill, ane chyre, ane scheit, ane sack, ane pan, and 
ane sped, tuelf ky, tuelf gait, tuelf scheip, and tua hors ; and thairefter 

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the said Alexander be vertew of his office not onlie removit . . . the 
said Gilliphillane Turnoure, his wyfe, bairnis, and seruandis furth of 
the said duelling hous, bot alsua removit the said haill insicht geir, ky, 
gait, scheip and horses of the marche of the ground of the saidis landis ; 
and thairefter . . . past and enterit Williame Menzeis sone lauchfull 
to Robert Menzeis of Comrie seruitour to ... Duncane Campbell of 
Glenurquhay heretoure of the saidis landis in his name and behalf to 
the . . . possessioun of the saidis landis and . . . houssis and duell- 
ingis thairof ... be deliuerance to him of post durris and bullis thairof 
. . . Upon the quhilkis tlie said Alexander Campbell mair foirsaid 
and the said Williame Menzeis in name of the said Sir Duncane 
askit instrumentis fra me notar publict vndirwrittin . . . befor ... 

witnesses . . . 

GAVINUS HAMMILTOUN, Notarius Publicus. 

CARTA JOHANNIS CAMPBELL terrarum de Auchinryre 

et Drumnavoke, etc. 

Omnibus . . . Dominus Duncanus Campbell de Glenurquhay miles 10. 

. . . Salutem . . . JSoueritis ... me ... pro specialibus amore et 
fauore quos . . . gero erga dilectum meum filium legitimum Johannem 
Campbell tertio genitum . . . dedisse . . . et ad feudifirmam . . . 
perpetuam dimisisse . . . prefato Johanni Campbell et heredibus 
masculis de corpore suo legitime procreandis . . . quibus deficientibus 
mihi et heredibus meis iterum reuertendas . . . meas decem marcatas 
terrarum de Aucliinryre et Drumnavoke duas marcatas terrarum de 
Condalich in Bennederaloch acetiam . . . meas quatuor marcatas ter 
rarum de Auchanacrosce et quatuor marcatas terrarum de Killen 
Pennyfurt et Teirewin in Lesmoir cum . . . pertinentiis quibuscunque 


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jacentea in dominio de Lome infra vicecomitatum de Argyle, Tenen- 
das . . . de me heredibus et successoribus meis in feudifirma et here- 
ditate imperpetuum . . . Keddendo annuatim . . . mihi heredibus et 
successoribus meis pro predictis terris de Auchinryre Drumnavoke et 
Condalich . . . summam decem librarum . . . rnonete . . . Scotie 
ad duos anni terminos consuetos . . . necnon unum gallonem vulgo 
lie galloun sufficientis aquauite et optimam chlamidem coloratam vulgo 
ane fyne hewd brakane annuatim . . . unacum sufficient! lie cuddeich 
annuatim acetiam . . . pro predictis terris de Auchanacrosce Killen 
Pennyfurt et Teirewin . . . quadraginta bollas farine auenatice boni 
et sufficientis mercimonii inter festa natiuitatis Domini et purificationis 
Marie virginis . . . deliberandas apud Downan de Inueraw eorum 
propriis sumptibus mensura de Glenurquhay ibidem mensurandas ac 
summam quinque librarum tredecim solidorum et quatuor denariorum 
monete prescripte . . . acetiam heredes masculi dicti Johannis dupli- 
cando dictam integram feudifirmam primo anno eorum introitus ad 
predictas terras respectiue . . . necnon dictus Johannes heredesque 
sui masculi prescript! ipsorumque tenentes dictarum terrarum prestando 
mihi et heredibus meis suas sectas et presentias in nostris curiis apud 
Auchanaba aut alias ubicunque annuatim tenendis . . . quarumquidem 
curiarum . . . eschaete et amerchiamenta criminum furtiuorum blude- 
uitarum quercuum aliarumque arborum mihi et heredibus meis 
spectabunt ccetereque parue eschaete et amerchiamenta tenentium 
dictarum terrarum . . . dicto Johanni et heredibus . . . prescripts 
pertinebunt Reseruatis mihi et heredibus meis omnibus arboribus quer 
cuum vulgo lie aik infra . . . limites dictarum terrarum Concedendo 
. . . predicto Johanni et heredibus . . . prescriptis totidem alias 

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arborcs preter quercum infra dictas bondas annuatim scindere que con 
struction! et reparation! edificiorum dictarum terrarum respectiue per- 
tinere dinoscentur . . . Keseruataque mihi et heredibus meis principal! 
herezelda diet! Johannis et heredum suorum . . . antedictorum coate- 
reque herezelde tenentiura dictarum terrarum respectiue eidem Johanni 
et heredibus . . . prescriptis pertinebunt . . . Acetiam quod dicttis 
Johannes et heredes sui . . . prescript! suique tenentes dictarum 
terrarum respectiue debite mecum et cum heredibus suorum propriis 
expensis in locis montanis (lie hielandis) venentur conueniant et adhe- 
reant toties quoties requisiti fuerint . . . Prouiso etiam quod ... si 
comperti fuerint equites aut pedites cum quouis mortalium contra me 
heredes aut successores meos vel aliquid fecerint ... in damnum aut 
preiudicium meum heredum aut successorum meorum uel . . . posses- 
sionum nostrarum (author! tate Kegie Majestatis duntaxat excepta) aut 
si nostrum officiarium deforciauerint aut arrestationem fregerint . . . 
tune . . . cadent a iure presentis infeofamenti . . . Keseruato nihil 
ominus . . . vital! redditu . . . dictarum . . . terrarum . . . mihi 
dicto domino Duncano pro omnibus mee vite diebus. Apud Finlarg 
12 August! 1596. 

ADAME HADDEN dyker agrees to mend and uphold yearly, during his 
lifetime, the park dykes of Sir Duncane Campbell of Glenurquhay 
knight, which are built of feal only, viz., the park dike of Crannich, 
the great park dike of Finlarg, at least so much thereof as is built of 
feal, the great park dike above the mill of Finlarg, the two park dikes 
of Barery, and the park dikes in Glenlochy ; for which the said Sir 
Duncane binds himself to pay the said Adame Hadden yearly the sum 



Feu Charters and Tacks. 1631. 

of twenty merks Scots, and twenty shillings for his expences in travell 
ing, a stone of cheese and a pair of shoes yearly, and to give him 
meat and drink for his said labour so long as the said Sir Duncane and 
his household dwell at Finlarg, and when they remove to Balloch, the 
said Sir Duncane shall make his tenants furnish the said meat and 
drink. Signed at Balloch, 27th January 1630. 

12. SIR DUNCANE CAMPBELL of Glenurquhay knight sets to Ronald 

Campbell of Barrichtbuyan, for five years, the merkland of Elrige, the 
merkland of Blairine, the merkland of Cloichrich, the merkland of 
Drumnasalg, the merkland of Blairindun, the two merkland of Corri- 
lorne, the two merkland of Ewnyng, the two merkland of Stringis, the 
two merkland of Finglen, the lands of Altacarmik, the two merkland 
of Selchrich, lying within the lordship of Lome ; and the said Ronald 
Campbell obliges himself to pay yearly for the saids lands of Elrick two 
merks money, and six firlots bear, to be delivered in the Castle of Glen 
urquhay ; for the saids lands of Blairin, sixteen stones cheese ; for the 
merkland of Cloichrich, twelve stones cheese ; for the merkland of 
Drumnasalg, twenty stones cheese ; for the merkland of Blairindin, 
twenty stones cheese ; for the two merkland of Corrielorne, forty stones 
cheese ; for the two merkland of Ewnyng, eighteen stones cheese, ten 
shillings money, and the half of a good mart ; for the lands of Stringis,. 
eighteen shillings ; for the two merkland of Finglen, sixteen stones 
cheese ; for the lands of Altacarmik, ten shillings ; and for the two merk 
land of Selchrich, thirty stones cheese, and t wenty merks money ; and also 
six sufficient wedders ; and the said Ronald shall be ready himself with 

Feu Charters and Tacks. 1632. 


four sufficient men to serve the said Sir Duncane and his heirs in time 
of hosting upon his own expences ; and in other employments he shall 
be ready to serve either by himself, or if he be in his cheifs service, by 
his brother or his eldest son, with six persons, and shall give yearly a 
gallon of sufficient aquavitee or two bolls bear and a white plaid, or 
ten pounds Scots as presents for the saids lands ; and the said Ronald 
binds himself further to have sufficient tenants upon the saids lands, 
and not to set them in "scheilling" or to the nearest landlord. 
Signed at Balloch, 12th March 1631. 

SIR COLINE CAMPBELL of Glenurquhay knight sets to Patrik Gow, for 
the lifetime of the shortest liver of the two, the two merkland of 
Barrechastellan ; and the said Patrik Gow obliges himself to pay 
therefor yearly three punds money at the usual terms, and to give 
sufficient presents twice a-year, carriages, hosting, hunting, stenting, and 
other usual services, to make his principal residence on the saids lands, 
to keep the woods undestroyed, and to till none of the untilled ground, 
to relieve the said Sir Coline of all taxations to be imposed thereon by 
kirk or king during the said tack, and also to mend all the iron and 
broken work of the Castle of Glenurquhay, with the plough irons of 
Kinchrekan and mill thereof, and also to work the whole work of 
the country, as he shall be employed by the said Sir Coline his tenants 
and servants dwelling upon the saids lands, for the usual payment ; and 
not to fall in trouble with any of his neighbours, in blood or otherwise, 
and also to pay every five years two new calved kye, or forty pounds 
in name of grassum. Signed at Finlarg, 20th March 1632. 



Feu Charters and Tacks. 1636. 

SIB COLINE CAMPBELL of Glenurquhay knight gives to Andro 
Kippen gardener his servant the labouring of the yard of Balloch 
with the garden for the space of six years, during which space the said 
Andro obliges himself to entertain the said garden and its knots with 
all sorts of flowers, and the borders of the hedges within the same with 
flowers herbs and strawberries, and to hold the whole alleys clean, 
and the borders of the kaleyards within with strawberries, to en 
tertain kale and herbs of all sorts and fruit trees therein, to set 
keyes of cherries, geans, apples and pears, and to have the whole 
borders of the kale yard at the back of the place set round about with 
strawberries, the yards being kept for kale and herbs and the fostering of 
young trees ; to hold the alley between the two kale yards clean, and the 
alleys of the orchard clean with grass, which grass shall belong to the 
said Andro providing he put no bestial thereon to eat it, to cast and 
guide the whole trees of the orchard quarterly in four years, and every 
fourth year to guide the hedges of the orchard and the cherry and plum 
trees, to cast the borders of the hedges of the orchard every other year, 
to cast and guide the borders of the garden and kale yard every year, 
to give every fruit tree twelve loads of earth in guiding, to draw the 
whole fulzie to the yards garden and orchard in summer, and to win 
the earth himself and make middens of it in the orchard or before the 
peathouse door, and when putting the earth to the tree roots to have 
the country to draw the sameand stuff from the midden to the hedges, 
according to use and wont ; and the whole muck between Altanfoir and 
the place of Balloch with the half of the dew muck to belong to him ; 
he is to hold with him one man in winter and two men in summer 
to help him to entertain the yard and to win and lead the fulzie ; for 

Feu Charters and Tacks. 1651. 


which service Sir Coline shall give him ten bolls meal yearly and five 
stones cheese ; and the said Andro shall furnish the place and kitchen 
of Balloch yearly with kale and herbs, and shall have the fourth of 
the orchard yearly appraised to himself, except so many trees as are 
appointed for the place ; he shall have also four pounds to buy seeds 
and flowers, and forty shillings to buy gloves ; he shall get his meat 
in the place of Balloch during the Laird and Lady's being there ; he 
shall have the holding of two work horses where the Laird's own work 
horses feed in the waird, as also two neucle kye with the Laird's own 
neucle kye in the same place. Signed at Finlarg, 22d July 1636. 

JOHN CAMPBELL, fear of Glenurquhay, sets to Nicoll M'Lefcunrik 
V'Nicoll, for five years, the merkland of Arrivean in Glenloquhay ; he 
paying yearly out of every couple of new calved kye he shall receive to 
grass thereupon as much as any former tenant did, with carriages, hosting, 
hunting, watching, and all other usual services, and releiving the said 
John Campbell of all taxations thereon. He shall receive to grass on 
the saids lands some yeild kye and pay the usual duty therefrom, keep 
the mares in Glenloquhay and their followers as stoddert thereof, for 
which he shall have the usual pay ; he shall make his principal residence 
on the saids lands and preserve the woods, answer the hue and cry of 
the country against thieves, oppressors, and robbers, and stop them to 
the utmost of his power, under the penalty of the loss of his moveable 
goods ; it being provided that if the said Nicoll be impeded in labouring 
the saids lands by any enemy's army, the tack shall become void, and 
he shall be bound to pay only such duty as four honest men, assessors 
in the country, shall appoint. Signed at Finlarg, 8 November 1651. 



Feu Charters and Tacks. 1663. 

16. JOHNE CAMPBELL of Glenurchay younger sets to Johne Dow Crerar 
in Garrous, for five years, the merkland of Pitmakie, and the sheilling 
of Corriegoir ; and the said Johne binds himself and his heirs to pay 
yearly therefor sixty pounds Scots, the usual presents, excepting the 
teinds payable to the minister, and his own good will of presents ; and 
also obliges himself to be fowler to the Laird, and to go to the hills 
with a sufficient lying dog and fowling nets, to seek for, take, and 
kill wild fowl and moorfowl of all kinds, as convenience and the season 
shall offer and as he shall be required, and on the Lairds desire to 
send to his house one of his sons skilled in fowling to serve in his office 
with dog and nets fit for the purpose, and to train up a sufficient fowl 
ing dog for the use of the Laird, for which the Laird will always 
furnish him with a young dog of a good fowling kind. Signed at 
Balloch, 25th April 1663. 

17. COMMISSION by John Earl of Breadalbane, to John M'Intyr in 
Glacsgour, to be forrester of the south side of the forest of Corichiba 
for keeping the marches thereof, he being bound not to have any 
sheillings nor to pasture any goods within the old limits thereof, and to 
stop all passengers travelling through it with guns ; to free himself, 
his family, and any who lodge with him of eating venison, except the 
umbles and entrails of such as shall be killed for the Earl's use ; to 
kill in seasonable time of year, that is, from Midsummer to Hallowmas, 
the number of sixteen deer to be sent to the officer of Finlarg, the 
chamberlain of Glenurchy detaining from him a boll of meal for every 
deer he is short of the number ; and he is to receive all the deer and 

Feu C/iarters and Tacks. 1687. 


rocs iu the forest at the sight of the chamberlain and honest men in the 
country, and the chamberlain is to write on the back of the tack the 
number so received that it may be known how the deer have increased 
under his care ; for which the Earl allows the said John the shealing 
of Blaraven, the said John being bound to sheal himself upon the 
borders and extremities of the forest, where his predecessors did, in 
order to keep off broken men and destroyers of deer ; and the said 
John is to have eight bolls meal out of Achnofavnicb. Signed at 
Castle Kelchurne, 30 March 1687. 

JOHN EARL OF BREADALBANE sets to John M'Nab for five years, the 
grazing hills of Bentechie and Elerig, with the other accustomed places 
where his Lordship and his predecessors' horses were wont to pasture 
in Glenlochy, delivering to him thirty stud mares either with foal or 
having foals at their feet, the one half worth fifty merks a piece, as 
also one hundred merks Scots to buy a sufficient stallion, not exceeding 
five years of age, to be kept witli the mares on the said grass ; 
and the said John is to keep the mares, foals, and stallion on his own 
peril, and to be answerable for them in all cases, excepting only the 
case of open daylight depredations and public harryings in a hostile 
manner, to keep the stallion from labour, to pay the Earl the sum of 
ten punds Scots for each of the mares yearly in name of tack duty, and 
at the expiry of his tack to redeliver to the Earl the same number of 
mares and foals and a stallion all of equal value with those he received, 
or to pay the foresaid prices for the mares and the stallion if awanting, 
and in like manner ten pounds for every foal he shall be short of the 
number of thirty as is above mentioned, delivering also the Earl's 



Feu Charters and Tacks. 1703. 

burning iron which he received for marking the horses. Signed at 
Finlarg, 11 June 1702. 

19- JOHN EARL OF BREADALBANE sets to John Camphell MThadrich 

Vic Connochie Bane in Inuerchorachan in Glenfyne, for eight years, 
the three and a half merkland of Kylebryde and Culenacca, with the 
grazings, fishings, and pertinents thereof, lying within the parish of 
Glenarey, barony thereof, and sheriffdom of Argyle, and because the 
lands are waste, gives him eight bolls oat meal at his entry thereto ; 
for which the said John Campbell binds himself to erect thereon 
sufficient houses, byres, and barns, with dykes, before Martinmas 1705, 
and to pay for the saids lands to the Earl's order at Inverarey or Glen- 
falloch, the number of five hundred sufficient herring in April 1703, 
five hundred sufficient salt herring in August or September following, 
three barrels at Martinmas 1703, six barrels in 1704, nine barrels at 
Martinmas 1705, or ten pounds Scots for each undelivered barrel, and 
at Martinmas 1706 and yearly thereafter during the said tack the 
half of the highest rent that was paid to Charles Campbell of Ballochyle 
or his predecessors over and above the nine barrels of herring, the other 
half of the rent being remitted in consideration of the said John's 
services, and the ruinous condition of the land ; he also binds himself 
to preserve the woods, to suffer no goats to pasture thereon, to entertain 
the Earl, his horses, and necessary servants attending them, when he 
happens to be at Inverarey, and to furnish white fish and shell fish to 
the Earl's family during his Lordship's residence at Castle Kelchurne. 
Signed at Taymouth and Finlarg, 20 and 22 February 1703. 



[LETTER from COLIN CAMPBELL of Glenurquhay to GREGOR 

Gregor M'Ane, I commend me hartlie to yon. M'Callum Dow hes 
schawin me quhow the Clangregour hes tain vp your geir and your 
puir tenentis geir, the quhilk I pray yow tak na thocht of, for albeit I 
haue na ky to recompanss yow instantlie, I sail, God willinge, mak yow 
and youris suir of rowmis that sail mak yow mair profeit nor the geir 
that ye haue tint at this tyme, ye beand ane trew faythfull seruand to 
me. And gif the puir men that wantis geir duellinge onder yow be trew 
to yow, tak tham into the place vpoun my expenssis, and gif to thair 
wyifis and bairnis sum of my victuall to sustein tham as ye think ex- 
pediant. I pray yow haue the place weill provydid with sic furnesing 
as ye ma get, and spair nowther my geir nor yit your awin, for God 
leuuinge ws our heilthis, we will get geir enewche. I pray yow, and 
als commandis yow, that ye lat nain within the place but your awin 





traist servandis, albeit I gaif you ane command to resaue sum vtheris 
at my departing, and keip this writing for your warrand ; for albeit 
the geir be awa and the ground waistit, I kepand that auld houss and 
haldand the rigis haill as God willinge I sail, ye beand ane fayth- 
full servand to me, my bairnis and youris sail leif honorable in it 
will God, quhen the plage of God will leyth vpoun tham and thair 
posteritie out of memorie that molestis me and yow at this present. 
Send word to me gif ye mister men or ony vthir thinge ye wald haue 
me doand with this berar, quha is ane man tha.t I credeit, and ye ma 
pchaw to him your mynd. I sail provyid sum scharp boy that can 
writ and reid to you schortlie, and hald ye him on my expenssis sa 
lange as this induris, becaus credeit ma nocht be gevin to boyis. The 
rest to your wisdoum, and to treit yourself weill and be mirrie, and tak 
na thocht of geir, for we will get geir enewche, will God, quha mot 
have you in keepinge. At Ilanran, the xviii of August 1570. 


COLIN CAMPBELL of Glenurquhay. 



To our Rycht traist freind The LAIRD of GLENURQUHY. 

RIGHT traist freind, we greit yow hartlie weill. The incertantie of 
the tyme of the arrivall of the reraanent foreynn ambassadouris and 
sum uthir speciall occasionis hes constranit ws to prorogat the tyme of 
oure deirest sonis baptisme to Sonnday the xviii of August, quhairof 
we haue thocht guid to adverteiss yow, desyring yow effectuuslie that 
ye will not faill to be with ws the xv day of the said inoneth at the 
farthest, and to haist in sick quick stufe as ye haif in reddienes to the 
support of the chairgis to Striuiling betuix and the sevint day of the 
said moneth, and vennesoun and wyld foull as it may be had .... 
about the day of the solemptnitie, as ye will gif pruiff at this tyme of 
your guid effectioun, to the honoure of ws and the cuntrey : sua we 
committ yow to God. At Stirling, the last day of July 1594. 


To the Ryght honorable the LAIRD of GLENORQUHY these be delyuered. 

HONORABLE SIR, The prince receaved your eagles very thankfullie, 
and we hade good sport with thatne, and according to his promeiss he 
hathe sent yow a horss to be a stallon, one of the best in his stable for 
that purposs, and comendis him kyndlie to yow, and sayis that sevin 
yearis hence, when he comes to Scotland, that he hopes to gett some 




of his breed. Yow shall excuse me that he was so long of cuming, for 
this is the first that he gave away since the tyme that yea was heer ; 
and yow know that I wilbe euer reddy to serve yovv or to doe yow any 
plesure that lyes in my power without any ceremonie, and therefore I 
will not vse many fayre words with yow, for that is needles amongis 
frendis, hot remember that I am a true Scottis man vnchengable, for 
all that I can sie heer, and so I think to continew by Goddis grace 
to my lyves end. Thus recomending yow to the protection of God, 
I rest ever, 

Your loving freend to do yow service, 

WHYTHALL, 9 Januar 1609. 

To my very louing Cusing the LAIRD of GLENORQUHY. 

LOTTING CUSING, Being cumed in to stay in this toun a good part 
of this vinter, I think my greatest sportt shalbe the huntine of the fox, 
thairfor I will ernestly intrett you to send me with this berar a coup- 
pill of good earth doggs. This is my first charge sens your father died, 
and I prey you ouss me alls familiarlie as I doo you, for without 
ceremonie, Cusing, you shall nott haue a freind ouer quhom ye haue 
gritar pouar than ouer me. 

Your louing Cusing to doo you seruice, 

STERLING, the v of Nouember 1631. 

Quhat ye send me latt itt be good altho itt should be bott on. 



SIR, These ar to intreat yow to do all dilligence to caus slay and 
send in to his Maiesties house at Halyrudehouse, against the threttene 
day of Junii instant, suche sortis of venesone and wyldfoullis as ar to 
be found within your boundis, and so fronie weik to weik dureing his 
Maiesties aboad within this kingdome, and to evrie ane of his Maiesties 
senerall howssis quhair his Maiestie salbe for the tyrais, conforme to 
the list of his Maiestie's jestis heirin inclosed, als fresche and in als 
dew tyrrie as convenientlie you may. Not doubting of your love to his 
Maiesties service, we rest 

Youris gude freindis, 


HALYRUDHOUS, 6 Junii 1633. 

His Maiesty comtneth to Halyrudhowse the xv of Junii, and stay- 
eth till the first day of Julij, quhilk night he will be in Litquhow, the 
next twa nights in Stirling, from that to Dunfermling i night, from 
that to Falkland foure nights, and from that to Halyrudhowsse, and 
thaire during pleasure. 

To the Right worshipfull his much honoured freind the LAIUD of 

MUCH HONOURED SIR, Immediatlie after the receat of your letter 
on Saturday, I went and shew your capercailzie to the king in his bed 
chamber, who accepted it weel as a raritie, for he had never seen any 









! to 










of them before. I have been telling your man that I have a mind to 
send a letle tronk with some of my wifes and my oune best clothes to 
the Highlands, and therfor, as I desire rather to be beholden to yow 
then others, so I must in this calamitous tyme crave pardon to be so 
far troublesome to yow as to desire that yow wold any time within 
this fortnight send one of your tennants with a naige and creiles on 
him with the bearer heirof, also to cary the said litle tronk to your 
house of Finlarg, ther to remaine till I have occasion to dispose on it ; 
which courtesie of yours I sail be ready to acknowledge really by all 
the service which God in better times sail enable me to doe unto yow. 
And howsoever I sail still remaine, SIR, 

Your worships affectionat servant, 

PERTH, the 3 of Februar 1651. 

To our trustie and welbeloued Sir DUNCAN CAMPBELL of Glenurquhay, 


JAMES K. Trustie and welbeloued, Wee greete yow well. Hauing 
understood that ther is in your boundes a white hinde, wee haue sente 
this bearer, one of our eeruantes, to take and transporte her hether 
unto us ; and becaus that contrie is altogether unknowne to him, we 
haue thought good hereby to recommende him to yow most earnestlie, 
requiring yow to assiste him and cause him be furnished with all 
thinges necessarie, as well for taking of the said hinde as for his oune 
interteynment ; and nothing doubting of your best endeuour for 



accomplishing of this our pleasour, wee bid you farewell. Giuen at 
our mannour of Theobaldes, the 13th day of Januarie 1622. 

To my honorabill cheiff the LAIRD of GLENVRQUKY theis. 

NOBLE CHEIFF, I haue reseaued from the Earll of Mar a packet of 
letters concerninge the takinge of this trublesum whyt hynd of yours, 
and hes delyuered and red them to his Maieste, he beinge not weill of 
a payne in his legs, I dar not seye the gutt. His Maiestie is weill 
plesed with you for the caire you hawe bed to forder his Maiesties 
desyr in all things concerninge this bissines of takinge theis deir ; and 
seing his Maiestie fynds be Scandoners owine letters and all yours 
that it is a hard mater ather to tak hir or carey hir to the sea, by 
resone of the difficultie and hardnes of the place and hard tyrne of the 
yeir ; and fyndinge also be his Maiesties owine experience that iff sche 
cane not be takine befoir May or June, beinge so laitte in the yeir, 
that iff sche prowe with calf mey indenger hir owine lyff and hir calf 
also, his Maiesties plesour is that sche schall not be sturde this yeir, 
and that his Maiestie will think of sum wther courss befoir the nixt 
yeir for the better effectinge of his desyrs ; and his Maiestie lies com 
manded me to wrytte wnto the Earll of Mar to send wnto all thois 
that bordors or marcheis with Corrachaba that none presume to sture 
hir, wnder his Maiesties highest displesor. And becaus his Maiestie will 
trye what Scandoner can do be his arte, he hes wryttine his letters to 
the Earll of Pearthe, that he mey mak tryell in Glenartnay for takinge 
of sum deir and rois now presently, that he mey, be his tryell their, 
judge what he cane do heirafter in Corrachaba. I hawe downe you 




the best officeis that lyis in my power to his Maiestie, bothe in this 
and in all wther things that schall ather tuiche or concerne you, as I 
am bound in dewtie of bloud to do. Thus, with the rememberence 
of my trewe loue to yourself and all yours, I rest 

Your werie assured freind and kinsman to serue yon, 

THEABOLLS PARK, the 9 of Marche 1622. 

His Maiestie dothe not a lytill wounder that he that hes liued chast 
from wemen except his owin quein all his dayis, schuld be trubled 
with the gutt, and you, that hes so largly bestowed your talentt 
amongst them schnld skaipe bothe gutt and wther diseissis, bot his 
Maiestie is werie glaide that you hawe your helthe so weill. WALE. 

To our trastie and welbeloued Sir DUNCAN CAMPBELL of Glenurquhay, 


JAMES K. Trustie and welbeloued, wee greete yow well. Wee have 
understood as well by your letter to our seruant Sir Patrik Murray as 
by the reporte of our seruant Scandoner, your carefull and earnest 
endeuouris for the performance of whatsoeuer yee can imagine to tende 
to our seruice, and likewise your speciall care and good enterteynment 
of Scandoner himselfe, which, as it hath giuen him occasioun to speake 
of that our kingdome in generall and of yow in particulare as of 
.people deutifullie deuoted to their prince and well affected to strangers, 
so wee giue yow moste heartie thankes for the same. Wee haue also, 
by your letter to Sir Patrik Murray, understood your honest offer for 



bringing of deere into Glen Aumonde, which, as it hath proceeded of 
your special 1 desire to procure our contentment, so wee verie well 
esteeme thereof, and therefore desire you to go on, assuring you that 
thereby yee shall do us verie acceptable seruice, whereof, when occasion 
shalbe offered, we will not be unmindefull. Farewell. Giuen at our 
Mannour of Theobaldes, the 24th day of Julie 1622. 

To our trustie and welbeloued the LAIRD of GLEANWRQUHYE. 

CHARLES B. Trustie and welbeloued, wee greet yow well. Where 
as wee haue giuen warrant unto Alexander M'Naughtan gentleman of 
our priuie chamber in ordinarie for levying two hundreth bow-men in 
that our kingdome, for our seruice in the war wherein we are engaged 
with France ; and being informed that the persones in those high 
countries are ordinarlie good bow-men, wee are hereby well pleased to 
desire yow to use your best meanes to cause levy such a nomber of 
them for our said seruant as possiblie yow can, he performing such 
conditiones with them as are usuall in the like cases, which wee will 
tak as a speciall pleasure unto us, whereof wee will not be unmindfull 
when any occasion shall offer whereby we may expresse our respect 
unto yow. So wee bid yow farewell. From our court at Windsore, 
the 12 of August 1627. 


To our richt traist freind the LAIRD of GLENURQUHE. 

After our verie hartlie commendatiouns. Whereas the kings 
Maiestie is most sollicite and desyrous that the tyme of his being at 



438 Letters. 

Perth there may be a show and mustour mad of hielandmen, in 
thair countrie habite and best order, for the better performance quher- 
of these ar to intreate and desyre yow to single out and conveene a 
nomber of your freinds followers and dependers, men personable for 
stature, and in thair best array and equippage, with trews, bowes, dor- 
loches and others thair ordinarie weapouns and furniture, and to send 
thame to the said burgh of Perth vpon Mononday the eight day of 
Julii nixt, quhereby his Maiestie may receave contentment, the countrie 
credite, and yourselffe thanks ; and so looking for your precise keeping 
of this dyet in maner foresaid we committ yow to God. Frome 
Halyrudhous the xxix day of Junij 1633. 

Your verie good freinds, 

Q. KINNOUL, Cancellarius. 

To my verie honorabill and louing cousin Sir COLIN CAMPBELL of 

Glenurquhaye, knight. 

12. SIR, I hawe beine thir manie yeris verie desyrous to hawe firr tries 

to grow with me, and doe find by proofe that the soorest waye to make 
them prosper is to saw them in the seid ; and hearing that yow maye 
command greatt stoire therof, if I shall make bold to be your beggar 
and heirby entreatt that yow wald be pleased to send me sum good 
quantitie therof that I maye caus my awin gardiners win itt, I houp 
yow will not take itt in ill pairt from 

Your varie affectionatt cousin to serve yow, 

HALIEROODHOUS, 8 of Februar 1637. 



To my verie honorable and welbeloued cousin Sir COLIN CAMPBELL of 
Glenurquhay, knight. 

SIR, I hawe resaued from this bearer the firr seid which I maid 
bold to wrytt for, and must heirby not onlie return yow many humble 
thankes but lykewayes entreatt that if anie thing which is in ray 
power in thir pairtes can be usefull to yow, yow wald be pleased with 
als greatt friedome to command 

Your verie affectionatt cousin to serve yow, 

LETJIINGTOUNE, the penult of Februar 1637. 



HONOURED COUSING, I resauid your lettir and your feir seid, and 
geiuis you harttily thankis for your cair in sending them to me. Be- 
liue me, I think rnoir of them nor ye can imagin, for I loue them moir 
nor I dou al the frout tris in the wordil. I haue alrady ane four or 
fayf houndir of my auin planting, that is pratti treis, and deid dereckly 
weith them as ye set doune in your lettir ; bot my soune louis them no 
les nor I dou, and hes wilit me to plant a greit rnanay meie, quhich 
meid me trobbil you for this yeir ; and as ye haue takin painis for me, 
I must requist you to gar prouayd soum of the seid for me. 

Lord Linsay, my good sonne, he is ane warie grit plantter of his eig 
as euir I kneue anay, and I am glaid to cherich him to it ; He will 
send ane hors and man for ane leid of them within ten or tual dayis, 




and I must requist you to gar haue them rady. He bes takin in ane 
greit baunis for tbem. He can win the seid himselue, as he hes sein 
me dou, so ye wil only neid to send him the noutis. In quhathe can, 
I sal be bond to you ye sail find him caynd. So, wiching you al hap- 
pines, I rest, 

Your affectioned cousing to poure, 



To the Bicht honorable the LAIRD of GLENVRQUHIE thes. 

RIGHT HONORABLE, I receawed the hundreth merkis fra this berar, 
for the quhilk I shall indewor to do yowr worship better service heir- 
efter ; and as for the picturis quhilk I am yeit to maik I shall do all 
diligens to gett theam with the first occasione, bot it will be in Janvarii 
befoir I can begin theam, except that I hawe the occasione to meit 
with the pairties in the North, quhair I mynd to stay for tuo.rnonethes ; 
and if ether ther or heir I can be able to do yowr worship service, I 
shall be moist willing, and ewer to remane 

Yowr worships servand, 

EDINBURGH, 13 October [1634.] 

16. RIGHT HONORABLE, I receawed yowr worships letter with ane mea 

sure concerning the maiking of soume picturis, quhairof sextine of 
theam ar set doune in not. I will werie willinglie serwe yowr worship, 



and my pryce shall be bot the ordinarie, since the measure is just the 
ordinarie. The pryce quhilk ewerie one payes to me, abowe the west, 
is twentie merkis, I furnishing claith and coulleris ; bot iff I furaiss 
ane double gilt muller, then it is twentie poundis. Thes I deall with 
all alyk ; bot I am moir bound to hawe anegrytecair of your worships 
service, becaus of my gouid payment for my laist imployment. Onlie 
thus your worship wold resolwe at quhois charges I mist go throwe the 
countrey to maik thir picturis, for all that are heir in town neidis onlie 
yowr worships letter to theam to causs theam sitt, and for theam 
quhois picturis I hawe allreadie, I shall double theam, or then giwe 
yowr worship the principall. So, leawing this to yowr worships con 
sideration and ansuer, I shall ewer remaine, 

Your woirships willing servand, 

EDINBURGH, 23 Junii [1635.] 

Iff I begin the picturs in Julii, I will hawe the sextine redie about 
the laist of September. 

To the Richt honorable and his assured gude frend ROBERT CAMPELL 
of Glenfalloch these. 

RYCHT HONORABLE SIR, ... I receavit from the berar heirof ane 
hundreth merkis without anie lettir, for he said that he tint the lettir 
ye gaiff him. He brocht also with him thre kye, ane quharof wes 
brandit, ane vther blak, the thrid wes dyn. I wald haiff writin the 


442 Letters. 

compt of thingis furnest to Jhone since this tyme twelfmonth, and 
Duncanis since his cuming, bot my wyffe quho knew sundry particu- 
laris therof wes in Edinburgh ; bot it salbe sent with the nixt berar, 
God willing. The bairnis, blissed be God, ar weill. The freiss that 
wes sent to be thame clothes, thair wes maid ane cott and brekis to 
Duncan thairof, and ane cott to Jhone. Ye wald send alsmekle cloth 
as wald be ane gown to Jhone, and his old gown wald serue for ane 
gown to Duncane. The berar spak sumthing to me of freiss to be 
Jhone ane garment of clothes, bot I will luke for your lettir mair 
particularlie. Jhone wilbe ane schollar, God willing, if he be nocht 
interrupted. Duncane beginins weill, God saiff him. So nocht having 
forder for the present bot remembering my commendationis of service 
to the lady your bedfallow, committis yow both with the rest of your 
children to God his eternall protectioun. I pray yow haiff ane spe 
cial! cair of your dochteris, for I trust in the mercy of God that your 
ladis salbe gude men. Assure the lady your wyffe, that I sail haiff 
ane speciall cair, vnder God, of hir sonnes that ar heir, and requeist 
hir nocht to think long eftir thame. The dowblet ye caust mak to 
Duncane is now vp at the slot of his breist. Ye wald say that he 
wearis his belt as men sayis Mr. George Buchanan did weare his, the 
dowblet is growen so schort. I wott nocht how your ministeris of 
Ergyle and Bredalban wilbe handit with your Bischopis, bot all the 
honest men of the ministi ie heir luikis for nothing bot the werst, for 
the Bischopis and they will nocht agree with ws heir ; for everie 
honest minister in all our eist partis will rather leave thair ministrie 
or they yield in one jot to the Bischopis. God rnak your ministeris 
thair honest and constant men, for we heir thair is mony slim amongis 


tliame, that or thay quyte the bannok thay will quyte a gude con 
science. God of his mercy be with yow, and restis 

Your awin, efter the old maner, 

Duncan mon haiff ane vther dowblet. 
HADINGTOUN, the 16 of November 1619. 

Thair wes tuo of the xx mark peceis rounged and far lea then the 
thrid wes. If they will pass, I sail put thame soone from me.